2017-07-30 02:40


  • decorator

Can someone explain what is happening in this gist ? I understand the concept of decorators and how this implementation lets one create a generic decorator, but I am little lost in a few sections (commented inline). Would really appreciate if someone could break it down for me. Also if this isnt the best way to write a generic decorator, what is ? I am looking for a decorator that can decorate a function of type func(args...interface{}) (interface{},error) without throwing away type safety.

package main

import (

func Decorate(impl interface{}) interface{} {
        fn := reflect.ValueOf(impl)
        //What does inner do ? What is this codeblock ?
        inner := func(in []reflect.Value) []reflect.Value { //Why does this return the same type as the parameters passed to the function ? Does this mean this decorator only works for fns with signature func (arg TypeA) TypeA and not func (arg TypeA) TypeB ?
            f := reflect.ValueOf(impl)

            fmt.Println("Stuff before")
            // ...

            ret := f.Call(in) //What does call do ? Why cant we just use f(in) ?

            fmt.Println("Stuff after")
            // ...

            return ret

        v := reflect.MakeFunc(fn.Type(), inner)

        return v.Interface()

var Add = Decorate(
    func (a, b int) int {
        return a + b
).(func(a, b int) int) //Is this a type assertion ?

func main() {
    fmt.Println(Add(1, 2))
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  • duanbeng8872 duanbeng8872 4年前

    The variable inner is declared using a short variable declaration. The variable inner has type func(in []reflect.Value) []reflect.Value. The value is the function literal in the code.

    The type func(in []reflect.Value) []reflect.Value represents a generic function implemented by reflection. The function takes a possibly empty slice of arguments and returns a possibly empty slice of results.

    The reflect.Value for a function is not directly callable. The Call method is used to call the function in the value.

    The .(func(a, b int) int) is a type assertion.

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