Do pythons like sugar?
adalke at mindspring.com
Thu Jan 9 11:25:41 CET 2003
>>A few languages provide syntax sugar for dealing with
>>this by allowing you to localize the class scope.
>>Does Python? eg. `with self do:`
> So the answer is a definitive no? I want to do things as I have them,
> I don't want to change my design just to be able to type 'self' less.
It's a definite no. From previous accounts, said sugar is hiding
rat poison. It's advantages are slight to its disadvantages. Eg,
for your case it would have hid a poor implementation rather than
yield a better one.
When I do a lot of "self." references it's mostly with a set of
initializations. In that case I just leave "self." in my paste
> Is there any tricky one-liner that brings object members in scope?
Yes but I won't tell. You shouldn't use it.
> P.S. The specific implementation above should be considered irrelevant.
In order to add a new feature, especially one which affect the
language like that, then you'll need to come up with a pressing example.
If there isn't one, then there's no need for a change, eh?
dalke at dalkescientific.com
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