Python Sanity Proposal: Type Hinting Solution

Marco Buttu marco.buttu at
Sat Jan 24 15:25:35 CET 2015

On 24/01/2015 15:09, Mario Figueiredo wrote:

>> >def myfunction(arg1, arg2):
>> >     """
>> >     Normal docstring.
>> >     @typehint: (str, int) -> bool"""
>> >     return True
>> >
>> >One of the problems with this is that it put the information about
>> >parameters far away from the parameter list itself.
> Then move it to the first line of the docstring...

I like this idea, because nevertheless the type hinting is optional, the 
mypy syntax affects every Python programmer who has to read other code 
that will use this syntax, while the docstring one does not.

Marco Buttu

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