[Python-Dev] Re: decorators and 2.4
aahz at pythoncraft.com
Sun Jun 27 11:08:21 EDT 2004
On Fri, Jun 25, 2004, Bill Janssen wrote:
> Paul Prescod writes:
>> Nobody reads code one line at a time from the top down. You scan for the
>> bit that interests you and then look around for its context.
> But I disagree with your statement here. Everyone reads *unfamiliar*
> code one line at a time from the top. If you're really reading it, I
> mean, rather than just looking for something in it.
Well, I'm not "everyone", though I suppose you could argue that I'm just
looking for something. When I look at a module, I first skim it to find
the interesting parts. I almost always know what the module is supposed
to do, so I'm looking for the bits that support the module's primary
You've got a point about cluttering the code, but *all* the proposed
solutions clutter code in some way. I agree with Paul that you're being
My ordering of preference is:
Decorator after ``def``
I'm -1 on the proposal to put decorator before ``def``.
Aahz (aahz at pythoncraft.com) <*> http://www.pythoncraft.com/
"Typing is cheap. Thinking is expensive." --Roy Smith, c.l.py
More information about the Python-Dev