deleting attributes

Gonçalo Rodrigues op73418 at mail.telepac.pt
Tue Aug 27 18:18:37 CEST 2002


On Tue, 27 Aug 2002 09:43:24 +0800, "Rob Hall" <bloke at ii.net> wrote:

>I was just reading through the Python Tutorial.  In section 9.2 (python
>Scopes and Name Spaces) it says you can delete attributes (eg  del
>modname.the_answer).
>
>This seems dangerous to me.  Can anyone give me a legitimate reason or eg
>for why you would want to do this?
>
>Rob
>

I also get nervous when deleting attributes from instances, but remember
that Python is a very dynamic language allowing you *to add* attributes
to instances at anytime whatsoever. Deleting attributes is just the
other side of the coin.

Best regards,
Gonçalo Rodrigues



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