[Python-Dev] RFC: readproperty

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Thu Sep 29 03:34:49 CEST 2005

Guido van Rossum wrote:
> I think we need to be real careful with chosing a name

In Eiffel, the keyword "once" is used for something
analogous -- a method that is called once the first
time it's referenced, and the return value cached.

So perhaps this could be called a "once_property".

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