[Python-Dev] Re: new syntax for wrapping (PEP 318)
mwh at python.net
Thu Feb 26 13:51:25 EST 2004
Christian Tismer <tismer at stackless.com> writes:
> Bob Ippolito wrote:
>> That's too magical for me, and it means I have to spell out the name
>> of the function (which may be quite long) twice.. which is better
>> than three times, but not as good as once.
> Or even simpler, just push them as special constants on top of the def:
> class klass:
> def foo():...
> not too serious, but I hate new syntax...
Chris, stop this, or I'll start to think you're some kind of insane
hacker type. Oh, hang on...
3. Syntactic sugar causes cancer of the semicolon.
-- Alan Perlis, http://www.cs.yale.edu/homes/perlis-alan/quotes.html
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