[Python-ideas] Dict-like object with property access
phd at phdru.name
Mon Jan 30 20:11:36 CET 2012
On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 12:49:54PM -0600, Massimo Di Pierro wrote:
> STEP 2) We can now overload the  to make the dynamic attributes accessible in an alternative syntax:
> class Dummy(object):
> def __getitem__(self,key): return getattr(self,key)
> def __setitem__(self,key,value): return setattr(self,key,value)
> d = Dummy()
> d.something = 5
> d['something'] = 5
> print d.something
> print d['something']
> STEP 3) Is anybody calling this un-pythonic?
I do. The object has two different interfaces for the same values and
that's IMO unpythonic. The Zen says
"There should be one-- and preferably only one --obvious way to do it."
Oleg Broytman http://phdru.name/ phd at phdru.name
Programmers don't die, they just GOSUB without RETURN.
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