Python is DOOMED! Again!

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Thu Jan 22 20:20:04 CET 2015

On 1/22/2015 3:24 AM, Rick Johnson wrote:

> Yes, YES, *YES*!!!! That would be my first choice, or
> docstrings as a secondary. But to introduce new syntax
> into the method signatures is SUICIDE! What the hell is
> this man thinking?

You are years late for complaining about new signature syntax.  The 
'new' annotation syntax was introduced 5+ years ago in 3.0 and is 
already being used for various purposes, but mostly for type hinting.

The current proposal is to introduce a new module that standardizes the 
type-hinting use.  It is true that it will likely make the use of 
annotation more common.

Terry Jan Reedy

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