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Author ncoghlan
Recipients docs@python, ethan.furman, ncoghlan
Date 2015-03-03.12:36:22
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__new__ is a little weird - it's actually special cased as a staticmethod.

Your questions is still valid, though.

For existing versions, documenting the requirement is the only option. 

For future versions, we could conceivably implement a "decorate it if it isn't already decorated" fallback, but for backwards compatibility we'd have to avoid double-decorating explicitly decorated implementations.
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