﻿ Python Decorator: Caching function results for improved performance

# Implementing a Python decorator for function results caching

## Python Decorator: Exercise-4 with Solution

Write a Python program that implements a decorator to cache the result of a function.

Sample Solution:

Python Code:

``````def cache_result(func):
cache = {}

def wrapper(*args, **kwargs):
key = (*args, *kwargs.items())

if key in cache:
print("Retrieving result from cache...")
return cache[key]

result = func(*args, **kwargs)
cache[key] = result

return result

return wrapper

# Example usage

@cache_result
def calculate_multiply(x, y):
print("Calculating the product of two numbers...")
return x * y

# Call the decorated function multiple times
print(calculate_multiply(4, 5))  # Calculation is performed
print(calculate_multiply(4, 5))  # Result is retrieved from cache
print(calculate_multiply(5, 7))  # Calculation is performed
print(calculate_multiply(5, 7))  # Result is retrieved from cache
print(calculate_multiply(-3, 7))  # Calculation is performed
print(calculate_multiply(-3, 7))  # Result is retrieved from cache
``````

Sample Output:

```Calculating the product of two numbers...
20
Retrieving result from cache...
20
Calculating the product of two numbers...
35
Retrieving result from cache...
35
Calculating the product of two numbers...
-21
Retrieving result from cache...
-21
```

Explanation:

In the above exercise,

The function "calculate_multiply()" is decorated with '@cache_result'. When 'calculate_multiply' is called with the same arguments multiple times, the decorator checks the cache to see if the result is already available. If it is, the cached result is returned, and if not, the calculation is performed and the result is stored in the cache.

The example code output demonstrates the caching behavior. The first call to calculate_multiply(4, 5) performs the calculation and prints "Calculating the product of two numbers...". The second call with the same arguments retrieves the result from the cache and prints "Retrieving result from cache...". The same pattern applies to subsequent calls with the same or different arguments.

Flowchart:

Have another way to solve this solution? Contribute your code (and comments) through Disqus.

What is the difficulty level of this exercise?

Test your Programming skills with w3resource's quiz.

﻿

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for latest update.