J2 proposal: keyword

Oliver Fromme olli at haluter.fromme.com
Mon Aug 23 18:47:42 CEST 2004

Robert Brewer <fumanchu at amor.org> wrote:
 > III. Choosing a keyword
 > [...]
 > -Candidates for keywords have fallen into two or three camps, and
 > emphasize different aspects of decorators: 
 > -Declarative: declare, predef, moddef 
 > -Transformative: transform, wrap, modify, mutate 
 > -Attributive/Annotative: amend, using, having 
 > -Directive: pragma, signify 
 > -Associative: helper, qualify, qual, meta 
 > -Cross-cutting: imbue, endow, bestow, embellish, extend, accum, glom,
 > confer
 > -Prepositions/Adverbs: using, through, per, via, by

Aren't decorators just functions that are applied to the
function definition?  Then how about "apply"?  It's short
(for those lazy typers), and it expresses exactly what

def foo (int):

Best regards

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