Confused about pep 318

Anthony Baxter anthonybaxter at
Thu Aug 5 19:38:45 CEST 2004

On Thu, 05 Aug 2004 13:29:29 -0400, Peter Hansen <peter at> wrote:
> I'll make another donation to PSF if the final decorator syntax
> does not Perlishly use arbitrary punctuation as the @ syntax does.

FFS. What exactly is "Perlish" about @? It's an unused symbol. That's all.
It's hardly arbitrary - Java, for instance, already uses @ for the same thing.

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