"self" in a class is annoying and errorprone
abelikov72 at hotmail.com
Wed Feb 12 19:36:42 CET 2003
On Wed, 12 Feb 2003 11:30:15 +0100, Meinrad Recheis
<meinrad.recheis at aon.at> wrote:
>I think it must be possible to change python so that self can be omitted
>inside a class
> # except for some reasons like this:
> __init__(""" i dont like this self """ self, x)
> self.x = x # here self is useful
>self is simply annoying.
>(why allways need self as first parameter?? the interpreter could mask
>that for us)
>self is prone to be forgotten!! leads to potential scope errors
>would make source code shorter, and more beautiful
I agree, but the FAQ says it was easier to do it this way.
This same reason shows itself in other Python decisions.
I personally do not agree with it, but the FAQ does try
to convince us, and the author?, it was a good choice,
even if it was selected for the creator's ease.
It makes me wonder if I want a language whose core features
and design additions are first selected for their ease.
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