[Python-Dev] Dropping decorator syntax for 2.4?
Phillip J. Eby
pje at telecommunity.com
Wed Jun 2 12:07:31 EDT 2004
At 11:56 AM 6/2/04 -0400, Aahz wrote:
>On Wed, Jun 02, 2004, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> > I just want to suggest that we put this off and get 2.4 on the road
> > without any decorator syntax at all. What do people think of that?
>The arguments in favor of doing *something* now are moderately
>compelling, but I dislike getting locked in to a specific syntax or
>semantic until we've tested it in the field. I just had an idea to make
>sure that people understand that this is an experimental feature:
>Raise a DeprecationWarning anytime someone uses decorators (doesn't
>matter which syntax we pick). This would be in addition to requiring a
>``from future import decorators`` directive.
>With both of those, I'm +0 on going ahead; without, I'm -1 (i.e. +1 for
Given that alpha APIs are subject to change anyway, I'm not sure I see the
point of this, unless you expect us to still be uncertain when 2.4 reaches
beta and want to add the warning at that point.
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