[Python-ideas] Add a dict with the attribute access capability
rob.cliffe at btinternet.com
Wed Nov 29 20:03:41 EST 2017
On 29/11/2017 23:34, Chris Barker wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 29, 2017 at 12:52 AM, Serhiy Storchaka
> <storchaka at gmail.com <mailto:storchaka at gmail.com>> wrote:
> This is a dict subclass which allows to access items as attributes.
> d = plistlib.Dict()
> d['a'] = 1
> assert d.a == 1
> d.b = 2
> assert d['b'] == 2
> What do you think about reviving this type as general purpose type
> in collections or types
> Am I I the only one that thinks this is a "Bad Idea"?
> For me, it simply confuses even more the question of "is this code or
> is this data?" -- which is a difficult enough design question in a
> dynamic language.
> And the couple of libraries I"ve worked with that do this I liked at
> first, but grew to find problematic.
I have also implemented something like this (as a convenience, to hold a
row from an SQL table). But it never occurred to me that there should
be something like it in the stdlib.
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