PEP 318 - Function Modifier Syntax

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Tue Jun 10 19:22:43 CEST 2003

"Michael Chermside" <mcherm at> wrote in message
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> And others may feel differently, but I don't find any confusion
> "as" in the import statement and "as" with def. In both cases, it is
> pretty clear that "as" isn't its own thing, it's just a helper word
> explaining details of how to import or how to define a function.

I also am ok with 'as'.  I prefer is to the other suggestions.


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