[Python-Dev] Re: Re: Decorators: vertical bar syntax
bob at redivi.com
Tue Aug 10 00:10:35 CEST 2004
On Aug 9, 2004, at 5:50 PM, Fernando Perez wrote:
> I feel like I've said as much as is reasonable on this topic, so I'll
> shut up and wait for something to happen. I'll then see if IPython
> fixing to live in a post-decorators world or not, and work accordingly.
Wouldn't it be reasonable to just change the magic character that
IPython (and maybe even Leo) uses from '@' to ':', '=', or '/'? As
far as I know, it's practically never valid Python to start a line
with any of these symbols (this list of not definitive, of course).
'/' has the advantage, for IPython, that it's easy to type (no shift
involved, at least on my US keyboard) and should be familiar to many
people as a "command" character from IRC clients, searching in vim and
 It can be done with a backslash line continuation or in a
multi-line docstring, but I wouldn't really consider that the beginning
of a line in the practical sense...
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