[Python-Dev] RFC: readproperty

Michael Hudson mwh at python.net
Wed Sep 28 17:06:54 CEST 2005

"Phillip J. Eby" <pje at telecommunity.com> writes:

> Unfortunately, finding out a descriptor's name is non-trivial; it'd be nice 
> if there were a descriptor hook __bind__(cls,name) that was called by 
> classes during cls.__new__ or assignment to a class attribute, and which 
> you could define to return a replacement descriptor.  It seems like one of 
> the first metaclasses I end up writing in any new project is something to 
> do this, and I believe Ian Bicking has encountered the same thing in e.g. 
> SQLObject.

I've done this many times too, but I've never really felt the need to
propose a change to Python for it.  I guess one could modify the
descriptor protocol slightly, but is it worth it?  Hmm, dunno.


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