[Python-Dev] method decorators (PEP 318)
shane at zope.com
Fri Mar 26 13:17:29 EST 2004
Skip Montanaro wrote:
> It's a shame that there's no good way to define function attributes already.
> Aside from the fact that this is different than the other form of
> "decoration", it's also different than setting attributes for classes.
> Rather than invent a unique syntax I'd prefer to either use a decorator
> function or suffer with tacking them on at the end:
> def foobar(self, arg):
> foobar.author = "Guido van Rossum"
> foobar.deprecated = True
It's interesting that this whole discussion is about placing
declarations near the "def" statement, rather than after the function
body. It appears to be a surprisingly important detail.
Tossing out another idea:
author = "Guido van Rossum"
deprecated = True
def foobar(self, arg):
The declaration block must be followed immediately by a class or def
statement. It looks elegant to me.
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