[Python-3000] Assignment decorators

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Sat Dec 9 02:19:46 CET 2006

Talin wrote:
> One other minor brainstorm before I head off to work: I'd like function 
> decorators to work with assignment statements as well as 'def' statements.
> Use case:
>     class Foo:
>        @private
>        def myfunc():
>           pass
>        @private
>        selected = True
> Rationale: The 'def' statement is a type of assignment statement, in 
> that it assigns a value (a function object) to a symbol. For 
> consistency, the same mechanic ought to be available to other kinds of 
> assignment.

The mechanic is available, the spelling is just different:

   selected = private(True)

Compare to:

   myfunc = private(lambda: None)


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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