On 29/11/2017 23:34, Chris Barker wrote:


On Wed, Nov 29, 2017 at 12:52 AM, Serhiy Storchaka <storchaka@gmail.com> wrote:
This is a dict subclass which allows to access items as attributes.

d = plistlib.Dict()
d['a'] = 1
assert d.a == 1
d.b = 2
assert d['b'] == 2
 
What do you think about reviving this type as general purpose type in collections or types

Am I I the only one that thinks this is a "Bad Idea"?

For me, it simply confuses even more the question of "is this code or is this data?" -- which is a difficult enough design question in a dynamic language.

And the couple of libraries I"ve worked with that do this I liked at first, but grew to find problematic.


I have also implemented something like this (as a convenience, to hold a row from an SQL table).  But it never occurred to me that there should be something like it in the stdlib.
Rob Cliffe