[Python-ideas] A user story concerning things knowing their own names

Larry Hastings larry at hastings.org
Wed Mar 16 16:10:21 CET 2011

On 03/16/2011 05:28 AM, Greg Ewing wrote:
> If I could write my overridable_property declarations
> without having to repeat the name, this kind of thing would
> not be able to happen.

As I suggested in my email on the Assignment Decorators thread this 
morning, you could achieve this in current Python, no extension needed:

    def assign(fn):
         return fn(fn.__name__)

    def content_size(name):
         return overridable_property(name, "Size of the content area.") 

How bad do you want it?  ;-)

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