Guido's new method definition idea

Bruno Desthuilliers bdesth.quelquechose at
Sun Dec 7 19:18:49 CET 2008

News123 a écrit :
> Lie wrote:
>> On Dec 7, 1:02 am, News123 <news... at> wrote:
>>> What would be interesting would be some syntactical sugar to get rid of
>>> the 'self' (at least in the code body).

This has been debated to hell and back. And it's *not* going to happen.

>>> example:
>>> class C:
>>>     class_elements a,b,c,d
>>>     def method(self,arg):
>>>         global d
>>>         a,b,c = arg[0..3]
>>>         d = a + b
>>>         self.e = a + d
>> Nah, that would make it not explicit. Explicit here also means that to
>> refer to self's a, we need to explicitly refer to self.
> Well being explicit when trying to suggest an implicit syntax (in order
> to reduce typing) is a little difficult ;-)
> Though you're right my main goal is not being implicit but would be
> reducing typing and have shorter source code lines.

then use 's' instead of 'self'.

> If 'global '<varname>' is accepted inside a def, then moving
> 'class_elements <varnames>' inside the def could be acceptable as well

self.x is an instance attribute, not a class attribute. Aslo, the def 
statement creates a function, not a method, so the notion of 
"class_element" or however you name it is totally irrelevant here.

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