Properties vs. get/set-methods
Michael 'Mickey' Lauer
mickey at tm.informatik.uni-frankfurt.de
Thu Aug 22 20:06:07 EDT 2002
Mark McEahern <marklists at mceahern.com> wrote:
>> When using properties, I can't use val to save the state.
>> Accessing self.val would lead to infinite recursion here. So, if I
>> want to save the state, I'd have to introduce another attribute.
> The answer is embodied in this sample code:
> class foo(object):
> def __init__(self):
> self._val = None
> def setVal(self, val):
> self._val = val
> def getVal(self):
> return self._val
> val = property(getVal, setVal)
> Where's the infinite recursion in this?
Hmm... sure, I already stated that involving a second attribute
is needed to save state. My original question about the real
usage scenario for properties remains though.
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