Maybe, just maybe @decorator syntax is ok after all

Roy Smith roy at panix.com
Mon Aug 9 17:27:05 CEST 2004


Michael Ekstrand <python at elehack.net> wrote:

> Much of that can be accomplished stylistically in the way comments are 
> written (granted, that doesn't accomplish much for existing code that 
> doesn't follow such conventions). But, for example, in my C/C++ code, I 
> always have comments before my functions like so:
> 
> /*
>  * FooClass::foo()
>  *
>  * Fooifies the FooClass instance
>  */
> int FooClass::foo(int parm1, char parm2, char *spam_name)

The problem there is that you need to repeat the name of the function.  
This was one of the very reasons given for wanting to get away from

def foo ():
   pass

foo = classmethod (foo)

in the first place.  Not the only reason, by far, but certainly one of 
them.



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