A matter of style: class.foo = bar vs. class.set_foo(bar)

Aahz Maruch aahz at panix.com
Fri Nov 10 21:08:41 CET 2000


In article <slrn90okck.ilq.grey at teleute.rpglink.com>,
Steve Lamb <morpheus at here.not.there> wrote:
>
>OK, when setting a variable from program logic is it acceptable to set it
>directly or should one create a method to set the variable?

Generally speaking, because Python does not have private parts, you only
use a method when you want to trigger an action in addition to just
changing the variable's value.
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