why is there no class (static) methods in Python ?

Richard Gruet rgruet at intraware.com
Sun Jun 17 22:21:36 CEST 2001


Hi all,

I  (and other people on the Python french mail list) wonder  why there
are no class (static) methods in Python. You cannot define a really
unbounded (ie to an instance) method within the namespace of a class.
It's not natural nor elegant to have to create an instance to call a
method which is not related to a particular instance. We would like to
be able to write things like:

class C:
    def staticFoo(x): print x

C.staticFoo(1)


Cheers,

Richard
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