Guido's new method definition idea

Jeremiah Dodds jeremiah.dodds at gmail.com
Sun Dec 7 02:56:22 CET 2008


On Fri, Dec 5, 2008 at 9:21 PM, Daniel Fetchinson <fetchinson at googlemail.com
> wrote:

>
> The proposal is to allow this:
>
> class C:
>    def self.method( arg ):
>        self.value = arg
>        return self.value
>
> instead of this:
>
> class C:
>    def method( self, arg ):
>        self.value = arg
>        return self.value
>
> I.e. explicit self stays only the syntax is slightly different and may
> seem attractive to some. As pointed out by Guido classmethods would
> work similarly:
>
> class C:
>    @classmethod
>    def cls.method( arg ):
>        cls.val = arg
>        return cls.val
>
>
-1. It doesn't solve a real problem, just shuffles syntax around with very
little, if any, gain in clarity.
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