Guido's new method definition idea

Andreas Waldenburger geekmail at usenot.de
Sat Dec 6 13:32:58 CET 2008


On Sat, 6 Dec 2008 04:02:54 -0800 (PST) bearophileHUGS at lycos.com wrote:


> class C:
>     def $method(arg):
>         $value = arg
> 
> (Note there's no point after $, it's not currently possible).
> Ruby uses @ and @@ for similar purposes.
> I agree that the code looks worse, but also shorter to read and write,
> so in lines of code that use many instance attributes, that short $
> syntax helps keep the line shorter. So I may grow to accept this
> sugar...
> 
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.

we've-been-through-this-ingly yours
/W


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