[Python-ideas] Mitigating 'self.' Method Pollution

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Mon Jul 13 05:05:11 CEST 2015

John Wong writes:

 > I disagree that we really need to distinguish what consituttes
 > enterprisey code. In fact it is a bad idea to think there is even
 > such notion because people should express code in the cleanest and
 > most intuitive way possible.

I don't think "unintuitive" is what is meant by "enterprisey code".  I
suspect that what is meant is large objects that have slews of
attributes that need to be initialized, with a large variety of
conventions for constructing defaults.  If your code needs to consist
mostly of long sequences of attribute assignments followed by
returning the result of a method call, I see nothing wrong with
writing it as a long sequence of assignments followed by a method

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