[Python-Dev] PEP 549: Instance Properties (aka: module properties)

Ivan Levkivskyi levkivskyi at gmail.com
Thu Sep 14 15:08:34 EDT 2017

On 14 September 2017 at 01:13, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:

> That last sentence is a key observation. Do we even know whether there are
> (non-toy) things that you can do *in principle* with __class__ assignment
> but which are too slow *in practice* to bother? And if yes, is __getattr__
> fast enough? @property?
I myself have never implemented deprecation warnings management nor lazy
so it is hard to say if __class__ assignment is fast enough. For me it is
more combination
of three factors:

* modest performance improvement
* some people might find __getattr__ clearer than __class__ assignment
* this would be consistent with how stubs work

> IMO we're still looking for applications.
How about this

def allow_forward_references(*allowed):
    caller_globals = sys._getframe().__globals__
    def typing_getattr(name):
        if name in allowed:
            return name
        raise AttributeError(...)
    caller_globals.__getattr__ = typing_getattr

from typing_extensions import allow_forward_references
allow_forward_references('Vertex', 'Edge')

T = TypeVar('T', bound=Edge)

class Vertex(List[Edge]):
    def copy(self: T) -> T:

class Edge:
    ends: Tuple[Vertex, Vertex]

Look mum, no quotes! :-)

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