[IronPython] .NET attributes

Michael Foord fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Fri Sep 15 16:44:02 CEST 2006

Charlie Moad wrote:
>> Take away decorator support and you'll lose at least this Python
>> programmer...
>> Decorators and attributes have at least some commonality, which is why
>> this syntax ended up in Python in the first place...
>> Allowing decorator syntax in places CPython doesn't is better than not
>> allowing it where it does...
> So it sounds like people want decorator syntax for attributes.  Would
> it be sufficient to check for inheritance from System.Attribute to
> distinguish the two?  
Sounds very good.

> Also attributes being classes and decorators
> functions might help.  
Can't CPython decorators also be classes (I haven't tried this) ?

Michael Foord

> I agree it is better to allow the decorator
> syntax in more places than cpython than the alternative.
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