Colin J. Williams cjw at
Sun Aug 8 04:35:35 CEST 2004

Roy Smith wrote:
> "Colin J. Williams" <cjw at> wrote:
>>It seems desirable that we choose words which are as close as possible 
>>to their everyday usage.
> On the other hand, it's desirable to pick words which have established 
> meanings in computer science too.  The concept of a "decorator" is 
> pretty well established.  The term has been used in GUI frameworks for 
> 10 or 15 years, and more recently has been enshrined in various pattern 
> collections.
I guess that it depends partly on whether the majority of Python users
consider themselves to be computer scientists.

Colin W.

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