[Python-Dev] 2.4a2, and @decorators
Guido van Rossum
guido at python.org
Tue Aug 3 16:32:32 CEST 2004
> In practical terms, all this means is that I'll just use the hacked
> syntax until I no longer need to support Python 2.3.
I don't understand why you prefer your hack over the established way
to do decorators pre-2.4, which is
def foo(): ...
foo = staticmethod(foo)
This works across releases (including IronPython), doesn't require any
magic, is documented, etc. So if your main constraint is that it be
implementable pre-2.4, you already have a solution. Isn't that much
better than spending effort on hacks based on sys.settrace (which are
surely going to produce bafflement from users who aren't familiar with
that implementation hack)?
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)
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