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Python decorators in Ruby https://t.co/7BS5uhC3JW interesting but blocks are more used anyway

Paddy3118 , Posted July 14, 2009, 12:46 am Hi wycats, A guiding principal of Python is that the language should strive to be readable. It is why many, many, (many), requests to add syntax modifying features such as macros are rejected. The idea being that when you read one Python program, no one can add, for example, their own implementation of a switch statement and keyword that works in a subtly different way, to someone elses. Likewise, no one could add the @ syntax for decorators to the language, without it being officially integrated into the interpreter itself. What Python gains from this is that readers can rely on the syntax of the language to be consistent. Importing a module cannot change the syntax of code. Contrary to what mystileef has said, their has also been restrictions put in place on certain built-in objects – you cannot, for example change how an int wo...

Full article: http://yehudakatz.com/2009/07/11/python-decorators-in-ruby/

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