[Python-Dev] Re: new syntax for wrapping (PEP 318)

Michael Hudson mwh at python.net
Thu Feb 26 07:08:01 EST 2004

Pete Shinners <pete at shinners.org> writes:

> I'm not too concerned about the syntax. All current proposals weigh
> about equal to me. Although I don't believe "as" makes documentation
> lookup much easier.
> I think this feature will be another one of those positive changes
> that effects the entire way python is used. The kind of thing like
> iterators, string methods, etc. I've been playing with the idea for
> awhile and can throw out some extra use cases.
> Some of these may even be bad ideas apon further thought, but it's
> something to ponder.

Actually, I think one of the downsides to the function decorator
proposals, or at least a point that needs thought, is some of the
loony things you can do with it :-) (and, like you say, the fact that
this might well turn out to be a much used change).

def pi_over_two() [apply]: return math.pi/2


  A difference which makes no difference is no difference at all.
                        -- William James (I think.  Reference anyone?)

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