way to define static method

Bruno Desthuilliers bdesth.quelquechose at free.quelquepart.fr
Mon Aug 20 20:41:00 CEST 2007

Eric CHAO a écrit :
> Thanks a lot.
> Because I found a solution about static method from
> http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Cookbook/Python/Recipe/52304

This is a largely outdated recipe (while it may be usefull if you have 
to write code for an old Python version).

> And that's a little bit difficult to understand.

This of course require some knowledge of Python's internals. But unless 
you have to deal with older Python versions, you don't have to care 
about this - just use:

class MyClass(object):
   def my_static_method(name):
     print name

FWIW, there's not much use for staticmethods in Python - usually, a 
plain function is what you want.

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