[Python-ideas] Define a method or function attribute outside of a class with the dot operator

Markus Meskanen markusmeskanen at gmail.com
Fri Feb 10 05:44:07 EST 2017

On Fri, Feb 10, 2017 at 12:29 PM, Stephan Houben <stephanh42 at gmail.com>

> What about using a simple decorator instead?
> def monkey_patch(cls):
>     return lambda func: setattr(cls, func.__name__, func)
> class Foo:
>    pass
> @monkey_patch(Foo)
> def bar(self):
>     return 42
> Foo().bar()
> # gives 42

This would work, but I still believe the proposed method is much shorter
and easier to follow. Decorator approach is no different from doing
`Foo.bar = bar` under the function definition I think, except it requires
one to figure out what the decorator does first.
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