Alternative decorator syntax decision

Anthony Baxter anthonybaxter at
Sat Aug 21 21:15:10 CEST 2004

On Sat, 21 Aug 2004 08:39:39 -0400, Colin J. Williams <cjw at> wrote:
> > This is not an option that is going to happen. The decorators thread
> > has been discussed on python-dev for 2 1/2 years. The case for including
> > them has been decided. The original decorators (classmethod, staticmethod)
> > were introduced in Python 2.2, released late 2001. How long do you think
> > we should wait?
> > 
> Another six months won't make much difference.  The transform
> functionality is there now.  PEP 318 formalizes things.

Except that with 12-18 months between releases, that's actually a lot longer.

Look, the decision that decorators are going to be in 2.4 was made some
time ago. I've seen absolutely nothing to indicate that this is even faintly
likely to change.

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