Postfix/Prefix Operators (++,--)

Peter Hansen peter at
Sat Jun 7 16:58:04 CEST 2003

John Roth wrote:
> But setattr() is used in expressions! However, I agree with you in
> general, setattr() is an exceptional case.

Not around here it ain't!  :-)  Okay, it's a function, but it 
is really a subroutine that doesn't return a value, right? 
Except for the fact that subroutines *always* return something
in Python, even if it's just None?

But in any case, I think attributes on objects are a special
case, as the object (the class, I suppose) is more in control
of when they are rebound, in general.


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