PEP 318: Can't we all just get along?

Aahz aahz at
Wed Aug 18 16:35:12 CEST 2004

In article <20040817181725194-0400 at>,
Kevin Smith  <Kevin.Smith at> wrote:
>Bear with me, but I'd like to propose one more syntax that is simple, 
>easy for newbies to understand,  and nowhere near as powerful as the 
>current PEP's syntax.  However, it doesn't add incoherent, arbitrary 
>syntax either.
>def classmethod foo(x, y, z):
>    pass

You can't do ``grep "def foo"``; therefore, Guido rejected this.  (It's
a tiny bit more complicated than that, but that's the essence.)
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