[Python-Dev] PEP 318: Properties

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Sat Apr 3 16:50:45 EST 2004

> How would this be interpreted?
>     x = 42
>    def x(self) [propget]:
>        "Doc string for x"
>        return self.__x
>    def x(self, newx) [propset]:
>        self.__x = newx
>    def x(self) [propdel]:
>        del self.__x
> That is, there is already an (otherwise invalid) 'x' in the calling scope
> when propget() is called.  Do the property doodads just need to be
> bulletproofed or should an exception be raised?

It's broken.  I expect this to raise an exception at some point.
Beyond that, who cares?

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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