[Python-ideas] @run_as_thread decorator
g.brandl at gmx.net
Sat Mar 5 16:56:21 CET 2011
On 05.03.2011 15:50, Antoine Pitrou wrote:
> On Sun, 6 Mar 2011 00:10:56 +1000
> Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
>> So basically:
>> def run_as_thread(f):
>> def wrapped(*args, **kwds):
>> t = threading.Thread(target=f, args=args, kwds=kwds)
>> return t
>> return wrapped
>> Something like that would make defining worker threads *really* easy.
> I don't really agree.
> First, as you guess, there's already a rather obvious one-liner:
> Second, any decorator that implicitly spawns a thread is a very bad
> idea (especially when used at module level...).
It doesn't spawn the thread on definition, but on function call time.
That's not as bad, but I agree that it is too magical for the stdlib.
> I'm rather opposed to this, it's a useless addition to the API with no
> real point. Calling the Thread() constructor works basically ok.
Problem is, the one-liner doesn't give you a reference to the Thread object.
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