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

Steven D'Aprano steve at pearwood.info
Sat Feb 11 23:38:58 EST 2017

On Sat, Feb 11, 2017 at 06:33:39PM +1300, Greg Ewing wrote:
> 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.

Forget the parser. I know *I* can't cope with that.



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