How to get/set class attributes in Python
wuwei23 at gmail.com
Sun Jun 12 06:56:42 EDT 2005
Kalle Anke wrote:
> I'm coming to Python from other programming languages. I like to
> hide all attributes of a class and to only provide access to them
> via methods.
I'm pretty fond of this format for setting up class properties:
def fget: pass
def fset: pass
def fdel: pass
def doc: """pass"""
propname = property(**propname())
(Replacing 'pass' in the getters & setters et.al with the actual
functionality you want, of course...)
This method minimises the leftover bindings, effectively leaving the
getter/setter methods bound only to the property, ensuring they're only
called when the property is acted upon.
Incidentally, kudos & thanks to whomever I originally stole it from :)
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