Question on statically nested scopes

holger krekel pyth at devel.trillke.net
Thu Aug 29 21:30:59 CEST 2002


Manus Hand wrote:
> In my code, I use a very handy trick:
> 
> class Whatever:
>     def someFunction(self, **params):
>         vars().update(locals())
> 
> This means that whatever named variables I pass into "someFunction"
> become attributes of the object (accessible with self.varName, etc.).

What do you think PEP227 (statically nested scopes) has to do 
with this whole issue?

And you probably meant 'vars(self).update(params)'.

But anyway, you could do

    def someFunction(self, **params):
        for key,value in params:
            setattr(self, key, value)
and 

    def someFunction(self, **params):
        self.__dict__.update(locals())

and don't have to worry much :-)

regards,

    holger




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