Guido's new method definition idea

Erik Max Francis max at
Sun Dec 7 01:36:15 CET 2008

Russ P. wrote:
> On Dec 6, 4:32 am, Andreas Waldenburger <geekm... at> wrote:
>> But that is not the way Python is meant to work. There are several
>> tennets in the Zen of Python that don't chime well with this approach.
>> "self" is a speaking identifier, "$" isn't.
> Is "@" a "speaking identifier? How about "#" and "!="? Last I heard,
> they were all part of Python.

None of these are identifiers at all.  You might want to read up on the 
language reference to see what an identifier actually is.

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