Attack a sacred Python Cow

alex23 wuwei23 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 28 05:38:26 CEST 2008


On Jul 28, 4:59 am, "Russ P." <Russ.Paie... at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Jul 27, 3:11 am, alex23 <wuwe... at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > On Jul 27, 4:26 pm, "Russ P." <Russ.Paie... at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > > On Jul 26, 11:18 pm, Terry Reedy <tjre... at udel.edu> wrote:
> > > > The use of <nothing>'.' has been suggested before and rejected.
>
> > > Where and why?
>
> > Google is your friend:http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-3000/2006-April/000793.html
>
> What Guido rejected there is most certainly *not*
> what I suggested. I agree with Guido on that one.

Orly?

Ian Bicking wrote: "I propose that the self argument be removed from
method definitions."

Philip Eby suggested:
>      def .aMethod(arg1, arg2):
>          return .otherMethod(arg1*2+arg2)

Guido shot them all down by stating:
> [Y]ou're proposing to hide a
> fundamental truth in Python, that methods are "just" functions whose
> first argument can be supplied using syntactic sugar

Any more reading comprehension we can do for you?



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