[Python-Dev] Declaring setters with getters

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Thu Nov 1 02:51:47 CET 2007

On Thu, Nov 01, 2007, Greg Ewing wrote:
> But there's something that bothers me about the whole propery
> mechanism -- there's no straightforward way for a property accessor to
> call the inherited version from a base class.
> Wrapping property accessors up in decorators makes this worse. At
> least when the accessors are declared as separate functions you have
> a chance of grabbing an inherited one and calling it. But if they're
> buried inside property descriptors with no other reference to them,
> it's a lot harder to get hold of one.

That's why the property delegates to a normal method.

(Kudos to Martelli for the idea.)
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