is decorator the right thing to use?

Dmitry S. Makovey dmitry at
Sat Sep 27 01:30:52 CEST 2008

Aaron "Castironpi" Brady wrote:
> That prohibits using a descriptor in the proxied classes, or at least
> the proxied functions, since you break descriptor protocol and only
> call __get__ once.  Better to cache and get by name.  It's only slower
> by the normal amount, and technically saves space, strings vs.
> instancemethod objects (except for really, really long function names).

that is an interesting point since I didn't think about having descriptors
in proxied classes. my reworked code clearly breaks when descriptors are
thrown at it. It will break with methods in proxied objects that are
implemented as objects too. Now I adjusted constructor a bit to account for
that (I just can't figure out case when I'll be proxying descriptors unless
they return function but than I don't see benefit in using descriptor for
that, probably because I haven't used them much).

class ProxyMethod(object):
    def __init__(self,ob_name,meth):
        if not hasattr(meth,'im_class'):
            if hasattr(meth,'__call__'):
                raise ValueError("Method should be either a class method or
a callable class")

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