[Python-Dev] Making staticmethod objects callable?
nidoizo at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 1 15:57:12 CET 2006
I've posted this question on comp.lang.python, but nobody seems to
conclude it is a bad idea, so I post it here.
Basically, should staticmethods be made callable so that the following
would not raise an exception:
def foo(): pass
bar = foo()
There's workarounds, but it's really just about usability. staticmethod
could still return a descriptor, but additionnally callable. Is there
something I'm missing? Is it error-prone in any way?
Note that I'm not a big fan of static methods myself, but I understand
users expecting this work.
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