[Python-Dev] Re: PEP 318: Decorators last before colon
barry at python.org
Mon Apr 5 12:00:56 EDT 2004
On Mon, 2004-04-05 at 11:50, Shane Hathaway wrote:
> Mark Russell wrote:
> > What about:
> > [as classmethod]
> > def foo(bar, baz):
> > pass
> > To me this is more obvious (and less like p*rl) that *[classmethod], and
> > it is also currently a syntax error so won't break existing code.
> I agree, it's nice. You could even use this syntax at the interactive
> prompt. The "is" keyword is another choice, too.
Since that is illegal syntax today, it would alleviate my primary
concern with decorator-before-def syntax. And the 'as' keyword does
help tie it to the following def.
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