Immutability

Georg Brandl g.brandl-nospam at gmx.net
Wed Jun 28 21:32:12 CEST 2006


Nick Maclaren wrote:
> In article <mailman.7574.1151511089.27775.python-list at python.org>,
> "Fredrik Lundh" <fredrik at pythonware.com> writes:
> |> 
> |> identical?  you only applied @property to one of the methods, and then you're
> |> surprised that only one of the methods were turned into a property?
> 
> I wasn't expecting EITHER to be turned INTO a property - I was expecting
> both methods to be the same, but one would have non-default properties
> attached to it.

That's another sign that property isn't intended to be used as a decorator.
Normally, decorators wrap functions with other functions. property doesn't
return a function but a descriptor object.

Georg



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