[Python-Dev] method decorators (PEP 318)
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Mon Mar 29 07:22:51 EST 2004
>> I find the mark-up in your example about the worst possible mark-up;
>> in practice, these things can get quite voluminous
Greg> Something about the idea of functions having voluminous amounts of
Greg> metadata disturbs me, especially for small functions. I don't want
Greg> to have to wade through a dozen lines of metadata to get to a few
Greg> lines of actual code that tells me what the function does.
Indeed. If you're tempted to add voluminous amounts of metadata to a
function perhaps you should write a class instead, especially if you're
tempted to use *any* of that data at runtime.
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