[Python-Dev] One-line abstractmethod function?

Ethan Furman ethan at stoneleaf.us
Thu Dec 5 20:22:36 CET 2013

On 12/05/2013 10:56 AM, Alexander Belopolsky wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 1:24 PM, Guido van Rossum wrote:
>> How would you get the docstrings in? [...]
> One way to reduce the amount of boilerplate code is to make abstractmethod
> to supply raise NotImplementedError body when none is given.  Then you can
>  write
> class Foo:
>      @abc.abstractmethod
>      def do_bar(self):
>           """perform bar"""
> The docstring will be required when skipping the body which is probably a good thing.

How will abstractmethod know its function has no body?


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