data strucutures in python
Steven D. Majewski
sdm7g at virginia.edu
Wed Sep 20 02:04:08 CEST 2000
On 19 Sep 2000, Donn Cave wrote:
> That doesn't just happen to be unsupported by Python, there's a hint
> of alien weirdness to it. Not because something's happening by magic
> (that's all too common in Python) but because it looks like the variable
> is an object with properties, that can have a value assigned to it.
> In Python, the left hand side of those assignments is only a name, and
> each name has only one property, the object assigned to it. So what
> you want, in these terms, is a namespace where you can intervene in
> the assignment of names.
> The namespace where you type "lambda = 10" is not, so far as I know,
> a place where you can do this, but you can in a class instance, with
> the __setattr__() method.
Really *sick* suggestion:
How about writing a class to replace a modules __dict__ so that
assigning to an attribute does some magic in the module namespace?
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