different instances with different data descriptors with the same name

grflanagan at gmail.com grflanagan at gmail.com
Mon Feb 18 13:18:29 CET 2008

On Feb 18, 11:21 am, Fabrizio Pollastri <f.pollas... at inrim.it> wrote:
> Data descriptors are set as attributes of object types. So if one has many
> instances of the same class and wants each instance to have a different property
> (data descriptor) that can be accessed with a unique attribute name, it seems to
> me that there is no solution with data descriptors. There is any workaround to
> this? Thank in advance for any help.
> F. Pollastri

If you explain your intent you might get some good advice. Here's one


class Descriptor(object):
    val = 0

    def __init__(self, initval=0):
        self.val = initval

    def __get__(self, obj, objtype):
        return '%05d' % self.val

    def __set__(self, obj, val):
        self.val = val

def Factory(attrname, initval=0):

    class Obj(object):

    setattr(Obj, attrname, Descriptor(initval))

    return Obj

X = Factory('x')
Y = Factory('y', 1)

obj1 = X()

print obj1.x

obj2 = Y()

print obj2.y

obj2.y = 5

print obj2.y

print obj2.x



Traceback (most recent call last):
AttributeError: 'Obj' object has no attribute 'x'


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