FEEDBACK WANTED: Type/class unification

Skip Montanaro skip at
Wed Aug 1 21:30:29 CEST 2001

    Christian> arg-name   pro                             con
    Christian> -------------------------------------------------------------
    Christian> class      obvious meaning                 clash with keyword


    Christian> As the first argument can immediately signify a class method
    Christian> if the same name is used by everybody it would be nice if an
    Christian> uncontentious name popped up.

I just noticed this thread.  Perhaps it's already been suggested, but I
think Python's parser could easily be modified to recognize "class" as the
first parameter in a method function's argument list.  There has been talk
in python-dev off-and-on about relaxing Python's keywords-can't-be-names
rules.  This might be a good time to revisit it.


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