[Python-ideas] Assignment decorators (Re: The Descriptor Protocol...)
ethan at stoneleaf.us
Fri Mar 4 20:06:23 CET 2011
Greg Ewing wrote:
> Ethan Furman wrote:
>> Do we even need the def?
>> class Person(object):
>> name as Str()
>> address as Str()
> I think that would be paring it down a bit foo far -- there's
> not much left to suggest that a name is being bound. At
> least 'def' implies that something is being defined rather
> than just referred to.
>> we could also add more magic and make the assigned name an available
>> attribute to the function when it's called.
> I don't understand. Attribute of what?
Not entirely sure... maybe something along the lines of __name__, etc.,
like __var_name__, which is either the target of the lhs, or None.
name = Str()
address = Str()
whatever = __var_name__ # 'name' in first call, 'address' in second
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