[Python-Dev] Making staticmethod objects callable?

Armin Rigo arigo at tunes.org
Sun Mar 12 16:32:36 CET 2006

Hi Nicolas,

On Thu, Mar 02, 2006 at 01:55:03AM -0500, Nicolas Fleury wrote:
> (...)  A use case is not hard to 
> imagine, especially a private static method called only to build a class 
> attribute.

Uh.  I do this all the time, and the answer is simply: don't make that a
staticmethod.  Staticmethods are for the rare case where you need
dynamic class-based dispatch but don't have an instance around.

    class A:
        def _myinitializer():
            do strange stuff here
        del _myinitializer   # optional

A bientot,


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