[Python-Dev] Re: Candidate Function Decorator

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Tue Apr 13 13:58:08 EDT 2004

At 01:48 PM 4/13/04 -0400, Raymond Hettinger wrote:
> > I have the impression that it is proposed that the function f will
> > yet be bound to its name (f.func_name) in its environment at the time
> > decorator is called.
>Hmm, that would be a change.  Currently, staticmethod() and
>classmethod() take fully formed functions as inputs.  So, if your
>impression is correct,

It is.  See PEP 318, under "Current Implementation".  Also, several 
proposed decorators such as propget/propset/propdel and "generic" rely on 
this distinction for their magic.

>there would be a small semantic difference
>between the [classmethod] prefix and f=classmethod(f) postfix

Yes, and that's the desired semantics, as it makes possible many things 
that are quite awkward with the existing syntax.

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