[IronPython] .NET attributes

Michael Foord fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Fri Sep 15 16:56:55 CEST 2006

Charlie Moad wrote:
> On 9/15/06, Michael Foord <fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk> wrote:
>> 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) ?
> Callable classes I suppose....
You mean instances...

I meant something like this, which works in CPython and is a good way of 
implementing the descriptor protocol :

class DecoratorClass(object):
    def __init__(self, function):
        self.function = function
    def __call__(self, *args, **keywargs):
        print 'called'
        return self.function(*args, **keywargs)

Michael Foord

def function(*args):
    print args


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