[Python-ideas] PEP: Shorthand Symbol for "self"

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Tue Aug 26 03:02:19 CEST 2008

Bruce Leban wrote:

> If I could write:
>   class foo:
>     def self.bar():
>       self.rebar(self.babar)
> then the call to  object.bar() would match the declaration.

I would rather reserve that syntax for a possible future
enhancement to allow the target of a def statement to
be a more general lvalue.

It's been suggested e.g. that it would be handy to be
able to create tables of functions using things like

   def funcs[5](x, y):

If that were allowed, then def a.b() would logically
have the meaning of defining a function b as an
attribute of a.


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