Are decorators really that different from metaclasses...

Arthur ajsiegel at
Wed Aug 25 16:17:51 CEST 2004

On Tue, 24 Aug 2004 23:38:28 -0400, Paul Morrow <pm_mon at>

>Well, what I proposed there is more substantial than this, and requires 
>a more significant change to the Python system to accomodate.
Someone opined, I think in this thread, that the fact that the only
current alternatives to "fix" the problem that alpha 2 syntax
addresses are so so-so, by almost everybody's standards, indicates a
deeper "bug" in Python.

Athony seems to consider the current placement of the doc string a

So there is at least *something* here.

My sense is that you are trying to zero in on it, before Python
commits itself to a workaround.

It would be selling Guido short to think that we has not considered
all this.  

On the other hand, he has not communicated much about it - so it is
hard to know for sure.

So I wish you luck in the digging.


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