Confused about pep 318
skip at pobox.com
Fri Aug 6 04:03:55 CEST 2004
Michael> PEP 318 has a slightly sorry history. As far as I can
Michael> remember, it was written as an attempt to promote a specific
Michael> syntax proposal (the 'as' variant? Maybe, it's not really
Michael> important). Since then it's been co-opted to be "The
Michael> Decorators Pep" and received various rounds of rewrites, none
Michael> of which have pleased everyone (surprised? with this topic).
Michael> I belive it's fair to say that PEP 318 has *never* accurately
Michael> reflected the state of play on this issue.
Thank you. As one of the people who have rubbed PEP 318 around in the dirt
a bit I think what you wrote about sums up its state. I realize that Guido
discussed decorator syntax at EuroPython. A good take-away from that would
have been for someone involved in those discussions to take an action item
to update the PEP.
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