dumb q: repeated inheritance in python?

Duncan Booth duncan at NOSPAMrcp.co.uk
Fri Sep 12 11:14:41 CEST 2003

corey.coughlin at attbi.com (Corey Coughlin) wrote in 
news:a8623416.0309111319.14334945 at posting.google.com:

>  What I'd really like to do is inherit this same object
> twice, but the second time rename the objects so that I get 'name2'
> instead of 'name'.  (And somehow rename the functions, and so on.)

I'm not sure if I exactly understood what you want, but does this help?
I think you are asking for two properties that access differently named 
attributes but perform the same type checking in each case. 

That sounds to me like you want a specialised property which can be done by 
subclassing it:

---- begin test.py ----
class Name(property):
    def __init__(cls, attrname):
        def setnm(self, nm):
            if isinstance(nm, str):
                setattr(self, attrname, nm)
                raise TypeError("Name passed to %s isn't a string" % 

        def getnm(self):
            return getattr(self, attrname)

        property.__init__(cls, getnm, setnm)

class TwoNamed(object):
    def __init__(self, iname='', jname=''):
        self.iname, self.jname = iname, jname

    name = Name('iname')
    name2 = Name('jname')

x = TwoNamed('ivalue', 'jvalue')
print "name, name2 =",x.name, x.name2

x.name = 'www'
x.name2 = 'xxx'

print "name, name2 =",x.name, x.name2
print "iname, jname =",x.iname, x.jname

x.name = 42 # Blows up
print x.name # Never reached.
----- end of test.py ----

Duncan Booth                                             duncan at rcp.co.uk
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