[Python-Dev] the explicit self

Kilian Klimek kilian.klimek at googlemail.com
Wed Aug 27 08:46:15 CEST 2008


i know this has been discusses very much, i'm sorry,
but i can't help it. In a nutshell, the proposal is as

1. Self remains explicit (like it is now).
2. if a class is a subclass of a special class, e.g.
   named 'selfless', the self parameter is not required
   and a special variable, named 'this' is provided.

For example:

class Foo (selfless):
    def __init__ (x, y):
        this.x = x

A patch for 3.0b3 implementing this can be found at

Kilian Klimek
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