Seems like I want a pre-processor, but...

Michael Tobis mtobis at
Thu Mar 30 06:25:00 CEST 2006

Well, Bill Mill and I simultaneously and independently decided to write
a preprocessor to strip out the unfortunate "@" decorator syntax. I
think we were both aiming at a polemic purpose rather than a practical
one, but as time fades it seems less clear what we were simultaneously
inspired to achieve. Each of us did a crude pass at it and then on
encountering each other's approach realized a truly satisfactory
implementation would probably be harder than it was worth...

In any case isn't ipython an instance of a useful preprocessor?


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