Checking for usual descriptors in Python 2.3
mwh at python.net
Thu Feb 12 12:34:02 CET 2004
François Pinard <pinard at iro.umontreal.ca> writes:
> This question is a bit technical, but hopefully, this list will offer me
> good hints or nice solutions. Happily enough for me, it often does! :-)
> I would need to recognise and play with descriptor types, like:
> member descriptors
> method descriptors
> getset descriptors
> wrapper descriptors
> but do not find how to easily refer to them, either from existing
> constructor types (like we could do with `property', say), nor from
> members of the `types' module. I also wonder how much I can "get into"
> these various descriptors or tear them apart...
If you want to know whether 'ob' is a descriptor,
is pretty close. PEP 252 is also your friend.
> P.S. - If you are curious, my real goal is creating some metaclass
> able to build kind-of-shadow classes for various pygtk widgets,
> lazily, on the fly.
I'm not sure how this reletes to the above, but have fun :-)
You may find it sensible to just restrict yourself to a finite set of
descriptors you know how to deal with.
I'm a keen cyclist and I stop at red lights. Those who don't need
hitting with a great big slapping machine.
-- Colin Davidson, cam.misc
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