Decorators in Python-Complete Tutorial

Decorators in python

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Part 18- Decorators in Python-Complete Tutorial

In this article of Python Tutorial, you will learn following-

  1. What is a Decorator in Python?
  2. How to Create a Decorator in Python?
  3. Use of Decorator in Python.

What is a Decorator in Python?

A Decorator extends the behavior of the function. A decorator allows implementing new features to an existing function without modifying the function itself. You can call the decorator before the function in which you wanna decorate.

For example-

def commons(cls):

Here, @class_method is a decorator. It extends the behavior of the function and it describes the function behavior.

How to Create a Decorator in Python?

A Decorator is itself a function. You can create your own decorator, so for creating own decorator, let’s see in the example below-

Before defining any decorator, use the “@” operator.

Syntax of Decorator-

def function_name
    #function body

Call decorator before any function, in which you wanna use a decorator.


def cough_dec(func):
   def func_wrapper():
      print("cough")          #code before function
      print("cough")          #code after function
   return func_wrapper
def question():
   print("can you give discount?")

def answer():
   print("it's only 50")

can you give discount?
it's only 50

Here, “def func_wrapper()” is a wrapper function, which is defining the decorator. “return func_wrapper” is returning wrapper function. “@cough_dec” is a decorator.

To create your own decorator, you can create it as a function like in the example “def cough_dec(func)“. And inside that function, create a wrapper function like “def func_wrapper()”. Where you can define the behavior of a function.

After that, outside from wrapper function “def func_wrapper()”, return it as “return func_wrapper”. So, by doing this you can create your own decorator and then you can use this decorator many time, whenever you want.

Use of Decorator in Python

Decorators are used in –

  • Logging,
  • Run time check,
  • Synchronization,
  • Type checking,
  • Debugging,
  • In web framework and many more.

That’s all for the Decorator in Python. I hope now you have a better understanding of the Decorator in Python.

Congratulations! You successfully learned the Decorator in Python.

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