[Python-Dev] Pre-PEP: Attribute Access Handlers v2

Paul Prescod paul@prescod.net
Fri, 21 Jul 2000 13:49:23 -0500

Gordon McMillan wrote:
> [snip]
> > Proposed Implementation
> >
> >     There is a new object called a computed attribute object. It
> >     has three attributes: get, set, delete.
> raise InternalInconsistencyError

Good point. Here's a fix for that and something else I left out before.

    There is a new object type called a computed attribute object. 
    Objects of this type have the following attributes:

       name (e.g. XXX, not __attr__XXX__
       method (pointer to a method object
    In PyClass_New, methods of
    the appropriate form will be detected and converted into objects
    (just like unbound method objects). If there are any computed 
    attributes in an instance at all, a flag is set. Let's call 
    it "I_have_computed_attributes" for now. Derived classes inherit
    the flag from base classes. Instances inherit the flag from

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