__autoinit__ (Was: Proposal: reducing self.x=x; self.y=y; self.z=z boilerplate code)

Reinhold Birkenfeld reinhold-birkenfeld-nospam at wolke7.net
Mon Jul 11 15:37:35 CEST 2005

Dan Sommers wrote:

> Without thinking it all the way through, I suppose these:
>    def method_1(self, *self.l):
>        pass
>    def method_2(self, **self.d):
>        pass
> could act as if they were these:
>     def method_1(self, *args):
>         self.l = args
>         del args
>    def method_2(self, **kw):
>         self.d = kw
>         del kw

I still think it's too specialized. What would, hypothetically, this do?

class Bar: pass

class Foo:
    x = Bar()
    def method_1(self, x.y):

It's hard to explain that you can autoassign self.y but not x.y.


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