Python-Design-Patterns chain

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chain Model

Python-Design-Patterns chain

#!/usr/bin/env python
# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-

*What is this pattern about?

The Chain of responsibility is an object oriented version of the
`if ... elif ... elif ... else ...` idiom, with the
benefit that the condition–action blocks can be dynamically rearranged
and reconfigured at runtime.

This pattern aims to decouple the senders of a request from its
receivers by allowing request to move through chained
receivers until it is handled.

Request receiver in simple form keeps a reference to a single successor.
As a variation some receivers may be capable of sending requests out
in several directions, forming a `tree of responsibility`.

Allow a request to pass down a chain of receivers until it is handled.

import abc

class Handler(object):
    __metaclass__ = abc.ABCMeta

    def __init__(self, successor=None):
        self.successor = successor

    def handle(self, request):
        Handle request and stop.
        If can't - call next handler in chain.

        As an alternative you might even in case of success
        call the next handler.
        res = self.check_range(request)
        if not res and self.successor:

    def check_range(self, request):
        """Compare passed value to predefined interval"""

class ConcreteHandler0(Handler):
    """Each handler can be different.
    Be simple and static...

    def check_range(request):
        if 0 <= request < 10:
            print("request {} handled in handler 0".format(request))
            return True

class ConcreteHandler1(Handler):
    """... With it's own internal state"""

    start, end = 10, 20

    def check_range(self, request):
        if self.start <= request < self.end:
            print("request {} handled in handler 1".format(request))
            return True

class ConcreteHandler2(Handler):
    """... With helper methods."""

    def check_range(self, request):
        start, end = self.get_interval_from_db()
        if start <= request < end:
            print("request {} handled in handler 2".format(request))
            return True

    def get_interval_from_db():
        return (20, 30)

class FallbackHandler(Handler):
    def check_range(request):
        print("end of chain, no handler for {}".format(request))
        return False

if __name__ == "__main__":
    h0 = ConcreteHandler0()
    h1 = ConcreteHandler1()
    h2 = ConcreteHandler2(FallbackHandler())
    h0.successor = h1
    h1.successor = h2

    requests = [2, 5, 14, 22, 18, 3, 35, 27, 20]
    for request in requests:

### OUTPUT ###
# request 2 handled in handler 0
# request 5 handled in handler 0
# request 14 handled in handler 1
# request 22 handled in handler 2
# request 18 handled in handler 1
# request 3 handled in handler 0
# end of chain, no handler for 35
# request 27 handled in handler 2
# request 20 handled in handler 2