Determining if a function is a method of a class within a decorator

Carl Banks pavlovevidence at
Tue Jun 30 20:50:20 EDT 2009

On Jun 29, 6:01 pm, David Hirschfield <dav... at> wrote:
> So is there
> a pattern I can follow that will allow me to determine whether the
> objects I'm given are plain functions or belong to a class?
> Thanks in advance,

class HomemadeUnboundMethod(object):
    def __init__(self,func):
        self.func = func
    def __call__(self,*args,**kwargs):
        print "is a function: %s" % self.func.func_name
        return self.func(*args,**kwargs)
    def __get__(self,obj,owner):
        return HomemadeBoundMethod(obj,self.func)

class HomemadeBoundMethod(object):
    def __init__(self,obj,func):
        self.obj = obj
        self.func = func
    def __call__(self,*args,**kwargs):
        print "is a method: %s" % self.func.func_name
        return self.func(self.obj,*args,**kwargs)

class A(object):
    def method(self): pass

def function(): pass


Just override the __call__ functions to do what you want the decorated
function to do.  There are other little improvements you might make
(account for the owner parameter of __get__ for instance) but you get
the idea.

Carl Banks

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