[Python-ideas] Fwd: Define a method or function attribute outside of a class with the dot operator

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Fri Feb 10 06:16:35 EST 2017

On Fri, Feb 10, 2017 at 10:13 PM, Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:
> Furthermore, once we open up this possibility, I would expect requests
> for things like
>     func_table = {}
>     func_table["foo"] = lambda a, b: a+b
>     def func_table["bar"] (a,b):
>         return a-b
> pretty quickly. How would you respond to those? (Setting up function
> tables is a much more common and reasonable need than monkeypatching
> classes).

Which is why these proposals always seem to gravitate to "anything you
can assign to", which is at least easy enough to explain. All your
examples would be completely acceptable.under that system.


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