Decorators are a way to change, enhance or alter in any way how a function works.
Decorators are defined with the
@ symbol followed by the decorator name, just before the function definition.
@logtime def hello(): print('hello!')
hello function has the
logtime decorator assigned.
Whenever we call
hello(), the decorator is going to be called.
A decorator is a function that takes a function as a parameter, wraps the function in an inner function that performs the job it has to do, and returns that inner function. In other words:
def logtime(func): def wrapper(): # do something before val = func() # do something after return val return wrapper
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