On Sun, May 18, 2014 at 4:26 PM, Shriramana Sharma <samj...@gmail.com> wrote: > https://docs.python.org/3/reference/datamodel.html#basic-customization > documents that __new__ is special-cased so that while it is actually a static > method, it need not be decorated as such. I have a similar question. IIUC > __prepare__ is always a class method to be used in metaclasses, so why isn't > it also special-cased so that it need not be decorated as a such?
Special cases aren't special enough to break the rules. The less special cases a language has, the more likely it is to fit inside your brain, and that's a good thing. ChrisA -- https://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/python-list