Why won't this decorator work?

John Salerno johnjsal at gmail.com
Sat Jul 2 22:39:23 CEST 2011


On Jul 2, 1:45 pm, Tim Chase <python.l... at tim.thechases.com> wrote:

> I must not be looking at the same documentation you are...could
> you provide a link? The only time I know of that the return value
> of a decorator need not be callable is if you want to totally
> break the syntax of the function. :-/

http://docs.python.org/py3k/whatsnew/2.4.html?highlight=decorator

Sort of around the middle of the PEP 318 section.

But I think I understand now. I was thinking the decorator I made was
creating move(roll_die()), which I see now that it is not. Perhaps a
decorator isn't what I need in my case, although it seems like it
might be.

Basically what I want to do is this: I first to need to roll a die to
get a random number, then pass that number to the move method of a
Player class. Can this be done with a decorator, or is it better just
to do it like move(roll_die()) and be done with it?



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