Fwd: [Python-Dev] Strawman decision: @decorator won't change

Peter Otten __peter__ at web.de
Thu Sep 16 10:59:12 CEST 2004

I took the freedom to forward GvR's mail concerning decorator cosmetics. 
I think you should know about it.


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Subject: [Python-Dev] Strawman decision: @decorator won't change
Date: Wednesday 15 September 2004 23:46
From: Guido van Rossum <gvanrossum at gmail.com>
To: Python-Dev <python-dev at python.org>

Anthony Baxter asked me for a pronouncement on whether @decorator will
change to use some other character instead; I kept this open as a
possibility before 2.4b1 (which is tentatively scheduled for Oct 7th).
Given the near-complete silence following my rejection of the J2
alternative proposal, I don't expect there to be a massive popular
movement to change the character, but I admit I haven't looked for
responses outside python-dev.

Let's plan on doing the following. If in the next 7 days there's no
indication that some group of users wants to rally for a different
character, the decision to keep @ is made final on Sept 23. To change
the character, somebody will need to start rallying for a different
character, and be able to show signs of significant support by that

The definition of "significant support" is intentionally left open for
interpretation, I'll review the evidence on the 23rd.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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