[Python-Dev] method decorators (PEP 318)

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Fri Mar 26 13:41:03 EST 2004

[Walter Doerwald]
> For me '@' looks like something that the compiler shouldn't see.

I don't understand.  Why?  Is that what @ means in other languages?
Not in JDK 1.5 -- the compiler definitely sees it.

> How about:
>    def foobar(self, arg):
>        .author = AuthorInfo(author="GvR", version="1.0",
                              copyright="GPL", ...)
>        .deprecated = True

No, I want to reserve the leading dot for attribute assignment to a
special object specified by a 'with' statement, e.g.

    with self:
        .foo = [1, 2, 3]
        .bar(4, .foo)

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