[Python-Dev] Questions about '@' in pep 318
Phillip J. Eby
pje at telecommunity.com
Fri Aug 6 17:11:36 CEST 2004
At 01:07 PM 8/6/04 +0200, M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
>1. Instead of trying to overgeneralize, we only allow exactly
> *one* decorator per function definition.
Not practical. Since many use cases for multiple decorators exist,
restricting the syntax to one simply pushes the issue into functions to
combine decorators, further decreasing readability.
>2. Since decorators change the definition of a function, that
> one decorator call is placed directly after the "def" and
> before the function name.
This makes it difficult to e.g. grep for 'def functionname', and will
confuse the heck out of simplistic code scanners, not to mention Tim
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