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.


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