Best way to control assignment to attribute?
aahz at pythoncraft.com
Wed Feb 4 20:18:27 CET 2004
In article <XF9Ub.175053$6y6.3406052 at bgtnsc05-news.ops.worldnet.att.net>,
wes weston <wweston at att.net> wrote:
>Frank Millman wrote:
>> I want to control the assignment of a value to an attribute. Instead
>> of allowing it to be changed directly, I want to enforce that a method
>> is called, which will perform the assignment subject to various
> See __slots__; not sure if there's a newer/better way.
You should be certain before even thinking of suggesting __slots__.
__slots__ is intended only to save memory; there are many problems with
using it if you don't know what you're doing.
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