Syntax modification idea: (classmethods, properties locking...)

Michael Hudson mwh at
Fri Jan 17 12:16:01 CET 2003

Jeff Epler <jepler at> writes:

> Something like this was suggested once, possibly on python-dev.  The
> syntax proposed there was:
>     def f() [classmethod]:
>         pass
> A chained form was also proposed.

That would be have been me.

> The proposal did not win any wide acceptance.

Hey, I haven't even got started yet :) I think I did the patch just
before Guido made his "no new syntax for 2.3" Pronouncement, so I sat
on the idea.  I was planning to unleash a PEP sometime after 2.3 gets

I've even found the patch again, although it's not very hard.


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  LINTILLAS:  Why is there only one of you?
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