[Python-3000] Removing __var

Bob Ippolito bob at redivi.com
Fri Sep 22 20:02:19 CEST 2006

On 9/22/06, Fred L. Drake, Jr. <fdrake at acm.org> wrote:
> On Friday 22 September 2006 13:05, Christian Tanzer wrote:
>  > It is useful in some situations, though. In particular, I use a
>  > metaclass that sets `__super` to the right value. This wouldn't work
>  > without name mangling.
> This also doesn't work if two classes in the inheritance hierarchy have the
> same __name__, if I understand how you're using this.  My guess is that
> you're using calls like
>     def doSomething(self, arg):
>         self.__super.doSomething(arg + 1)

In the one or two situations where it "is useful" you could always
write out what it would've done.

self._ThisClass__super.doSomething(arg + 1)


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