Decorator "platform"

John J. Lee jjl at pobox.com
Sat Aug 14 22:16:27 CEST 2004


Doug Holton <insert at spam.here> writes:

> John J. Lee wrote:
> > God help us. <0.5 wink>
> 
> I'm seeing a pattern.  You respond without reading.  See
> http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/moinmoin/PythonDecoratorLibrary

OK, brevity is the soul of wit and all that, but I see I didn't
succeed in communicating my point.

I don't doubt the utility, on a case-by-case basis, of some of the
uses of decorators that people are devising, and will continue to
devise.  I do fear that this is a pressure towards 'Babel-ization' of
the language.

I don't honestly know whether that fear is justified -- it's based
mostly on listening to people on this newsgroup who have posted about
their experiences with Lisp macros.


John



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