PEP 318 - Function Modifier Syntax

Erik Max Francis max at alcyone.com
Wed Jun 11 00:20:23 CEST 2003


Roman Suzi wrote:

> the syntax is confusing, because "as" already has a meaning of
> "to be known as":

I don't find it all that confusing, since `as' has such a subordinate
meaning.  It's pretty clear to me, and I would think it pretty clear to
even a newbie, that something like

	def f() as staticmethod: ...

would clearly not be defining f as the name staticmethod, since that
would be better written def staticmethod(): ...

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