[Python-Dev] On decorators implementation

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Tue Aug 23 05:48:27 CEST 2005

Paolino wrote:

> Maybe it's possible to let the decorator know the method class even if 
> the class is still undefined.(Just like recursive functions?)

No, it's not possible. The situation is not the same. With
recursive functions, both functions are defined before
either of them is called. But decorators in a class body
are executed before the surrounding class even exists.

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