How can I make an existing object read-only?

Alex Martelli aleaxit at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 5 08:04:31 CEST 2004


Irmen de Jong <irmen at -nospam-remove-this-xs4all.nl> wrote:
   ...
> >     def __setattr__(self, n, *args): raise AttributeError, n
> >     __delattr__ = __setattr__
   ...
> Incidentally, why are you writing:
> 
>   def __setattr__(self, n, *args): ...
> 
> with a varg list ?  I always assumed it only got a single 'value' parameter?

Just to be able to reuse the same method as __delattr__ in the very next
line; could have coded 'v=None', say, equivalently to '*args'.


Alex



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