[Python-Dev] Class decorators
Fred L. Drake, Jr.
fdrake at acm.org
Wed Mar 29 08:11:06 CEST 2006
On Wednesday 29 March 2006 00:48, Fred L. Drake, Jr. wrote:
> I think the existing usage for classes is perfectly readable. The
> @-syntax works well for functions as well.
On re-reading what I wrote, I don't think I actually clarified the point I was
trying to make originally.
My point wasn't that I desparately need @-syntax for class decorators (I
don't), or see it as inherantly superior in some way. It's much simpler than
that: I just want to be able to use the same syntax for a group of use cases
regardless of whether the target is a function or a class.
This fits into the nice-to-have category for me, since the use case can be the
same regardless of whether I'm decorating a class or a function. (I will
note that when this use case applies to a function, it's usually a
module-level function I'm decorating rather than a method.)
My other example, the zope.formlib example, has only ever involved a single
decorator, and is always a method. It could conceivably be applied to a
nested class without much of a stretch, however.
Fred L. Drake, Jr. <fdrake at acm.org>
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