Alternative decorator syntax - POLL RESULTS SO FAR - ARE WE DONE?

Ville Vainio ville at
Sun Aug 22 21:13:24 CEST 2004

>>>>> "Arthur" == Arthur  <ajsiegel at> writes:

    >> If you really want a stagnant, non-evolving language, there are
    >> many to choose from. I guess Python could also be forked to a
    >> special ZombiePython edition, where heresy like a+=4 and list
    >> comprehensions are unheard of.

    Arthur> This reaction to my remarks is predictable.

    Arthur> Ascribing to those remarks an extremism they do not
    Arthur> intend.  And then attacking that extreme position.

That's possibly true. I hope you accept my apology for extrapolating
your attitude more than is fair.

    Arthur> Since I've been around, the controversial issues are the
    Arthur> ones that deserved their controversy - Python folks being
    Arthur> a reasonable and intelligent lot.

Perhaps - but I don't remember any controversial decision where an
obviously wrong path was chosen. Most monstrosities were incoporated
before I started to read, though (`repr`, print>>)

Ville Vainio

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