[Python-ideas] Fwd: Define a method or function attribute outside of a class with the dot operator

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Sat Feb 11 00:33:39 EST 2017

Chris Angelico wrote:
> Which is why these proposals always seem to gravitate to "anything you
> can assign to",

There might be some parsing difficulties with that, e.g.

    def foo(x)[5](y, z):

That should be acceptable, because foo(x)[5] is something
assignable, but foo(x) looks like the beginning of the
definition of a function called foo. I'm not sure whether
the parser would cope with that.


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