What is a class method?

John Nagle nagle at animats.com
Mon Aug 23 08:24:59 CEST 2010

On 8/22/2010 9:16 PM, James Mills wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 1:53 PM, Paulo da Silva
> <psdasilva.nospam at netcabonospam.pt>  wrote:
>> I did it before posting ...
>> The "explanation" is not very clear. It is more like "how to use it".
> Without going into the semantics of languages basically the
> differences are quite clear:
> @classmethod is a decorator that warps a function with
> passes the class as it's first argument.
> @staticmethod (much like C++/Java) is also a decorator that
> wraps a function but does not pass a class or instance as
> it's first argument.

     That reads like something the C++ standards revision committee
would dream up as they add unnecessary template gimmicks to the

				John Nagle

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