method that can be called from a class and also from an instance

Marc Aymerich glicerinu at gmail.com
Thu Nov 22 16:14:29 CET 2012


Hi,

I want to create a method within a class that is able to accept either a class or an instance.

class MyClass(object):
    @magic_decorator
    def method(param):
        # param can be MyClass (cls) or an instance of MyClass (self)

so I can do something like:

instance = MyClass()

MyClass.method()
instance.method()

I guess the way to go is implementing a custom decorator (@magic_decorator in my example), but, how can I know if the method has been called from the class o from an instance?

Thank you very much!!


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