[Python-Dev] Questions about '@' in pep 318
mal at egenix.com
Fri Aug 6 17:35:02 CEST 2004
Phillip J. Eby wrote:
> 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
> Peters. :)
Please read my entire post. Here's the grep pattern to
use: "def( \w+)? funcname".
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