What's the difference between VAR and _VAR_?

Erik Max Francis max at alcyone.com
Fri Sep 9 22:03:52 CEST 2005


S. D. Rose wrote:

> I can't get the value of the variable (out of the class function) if it has
> two leading underscores.

Sure you can if you want it hard enough; it's just mangled.

 >>> class C: __x = 1
...
 >>> dir(C)
['_C__x', '__doc__', '__module__']
 >>> c = C()
 >>> dir(c)
['_C__x', '__doc__', '__module__']
 >>> c._C__x
1

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