On Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at 11:43 PM, Chris Rebert email@example.com wrote:
<snip> > Is there something obvious I am missing, or is there a weird thing in > the way decoratirs are parsed ?
PEP 318 -- Decorators for Functions and Methods (http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0318/ ): "Current Syntax [...] The decorator statement is limited in what it can accept -- arbitrary expressions will not work. Guido preferred this because of a gut feeling ." : http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2004-August/046711.html
According to Python 2.7's grammar (http://docs.python.org/reference/grammar.html ): decorator: '@' dotted_name [ '(' [arglist] ')' ] NEWLINE dotted_name: NAME ('.' NAME)*
So, you're limited to an arbitrarily-long sequence of attribute accesses, followed by an optional call.
Thanks for the pointers
Cheers, Chris -- http://rebertia.com