Decorators for classes and methods/functions... Written by Mike C. Fletcher on March 2, 2004 in Snaking. Last update on March 2, 2004. Alan Green has some comments on PEP 318 up on his Blog. I've seen the PEP a few times so far, and as of yet, I've never been particularly happy with it. It's not that I think it's horribly ugly, it's just that it doesn't seem particularly elegant.