Great example of why Guido's the BDFL

by Uche Ogbuji

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I've already mentioned the Python decorators imbroglio. Well, Guido has, in typical fashion, put the matter to bed with extraordinary grace. Well, he does leave a little door open for further debate, but not in a way that is likely to change the matter in practice. Guido's arguments are clear and well-reasoned to me. Even though I was very unsure about the proposed decorator syntax when I first saw it, I'm now comfortable with the addition. Of course experience actually using the critters may change my mind (for what that would be worth).

Does Guido's pronouncement settle the matter for you?