Attack a sacred Python Cow

Nikolaus Rath Nikolaus at rath.org
Sun Jul 27 09:56:43 CEST 2008


Terry Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu> writes:
>> What he wants is to write
>>
>
>  > class foo:
>>    def bar(arg):
>>        self.whatever = arg + 1
>>
>> instead of
>>
>> class foo:
>>    def bar(self, arg)
>>        self.whatever = arg + 1
>>
>> so 'self' should *automatically* only be inserted in the function
>> declaration, and *manually* be typed for attributes.
>
> which means making 'self' a keyword just so it can be omitted. Silly
> and pernicious.

Well, I guess that's more a matter of personal preference. I would go
for it immediately (and also try rename it to '@' at the same time).


Best,

   -Nikolaus

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