FEEDBACK WANTED: Type/class unification
Guido van Rossum
guido at python.org
Tue Jul 31 02:43:10 EDT 2001
aeoo at myrealbox.com (Leo) writes:
> I like the direction that Python is taking. However I only have one
> request. Check out how Ruby handles accessor creation. I think it
> has a very simple and clean syntax with minimum of typing.
Can you summarize what Ruby does?
> I like the idea of get/set stuff, but it needs to become
> super-convinient to type in order for it to be used more widely. I
> would prefer for there being a fast way of telling Python that a
> certain class variable is get-enabled, set-enabled, or both without
> actually having to manually type out the accessor methods.
> Because plain accessor methods always do the same thing, it's a shame
> to waste any lines on them, imo. It's just a repetitive typing that
> brings no new information. Only when someone wants to override
> default accessors does it make sense to type it out, imo.
What would you want the default accessor function to do? I can
imagine lots of accessor functions.
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