[Tutor] what is @classmethod and @staticmethod ??

Kent Johnson kent37 at tds.net
Sun Mar 23 23:26:26 CET 2008

maser wrote:
> Thanks, Andreas. Why do we need to use classmethod/
> staticmethod and where do we need to use them ?

I use staticmethods as a convenience to put related functions in the 
namespace of a class. Perhaps foo.py contains class Foo with 
staticmethod bar(). In client code I can say

from foo import Foo

If bar was a module method it would be

from foo import Foo, bar

I prefer the former in cases where bar is related to Foo.


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