Going the PL/1 way

Anthony Baxter anthonybaxter at gmail.com
Sun Aug 8 13:58:26 CEST 2004

On Sun, 08 Aug 2004 12:10:15 +0100, Robin Becker
<robin at spamremovejessikat.fsnet.co.uk> wrote:
> As a final silliness (or perhaps miracle) this can apparently all be
> done in python using code from PJ Eby so a standard decorate mechanism
> could have gone into the library while the Gods argue.

PJE's implementation is pretty nasty. There's no way that would go into
a released version of Python. Guido's also said that he's not happy with
the approach.

> Decision by exhaustion is surely not a good recipe.

It might be approaching exhaustion after the last few days, but before
then, it was more decision-by-exhaustive-argument. After 2+ years of
discussion, and no concensus, eventually it comes down to Guido to
decide which way feels best.

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