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Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Tue Mar 15 18:04:55 CET 2005

At 10:36 PM 3/15/05 +1000, Nick Coghlan wrote:
>Phillip J. Eby wrote:
>>I discussed this approach with Guido in private e-mail a few months back 
>>during discussion about an article I was writing for DDJ about 
>>decorators.  We also discussed something very similar to 'update_meta()', 
>>but never settled on a name.  Originally he wanted me to PEP the whole 
>>thing, but he wanted it to include optional type declaration info, so you 
>>can probably see why I haven't done anything on that yet.  :)
>>However, if we can define a __signature__ format that allows for type 
>>declaration, I imagine there'd be little problem with moving forward on it.
>But one of the reasons for providing 'update_meta' is so that additional 
>metadata (like __signature__) can later be added transparently.

Yes, exactly.

>Does deciding whether or not to supply the function really need to be 
>dependent on whether or not a format for __signature__ has been chosen?

Um, no.  Why would you think that?

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