Check For SELF Variable Existance

Robert Rawlins robert.rawlins at
Tue Mar 11 14:41:09 CET 2008

Thank you Simon,

I was hoping there would be something as simple as that :-)


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On Tue, Mar 11, 2008 at 11:00 AM, Robert Rawlins
<robert.rawlins at> wrote:

> I want to be able to check if a class has a certain property in its 'self'
> scope, what's the best way to do this?

>>> class Spam(object):
...     def egg(self):
...         if hasattr(self, 'chips'): print 'got chips!'
>>> spam = Spam()
>>> spam.egg()
>>> spam.chips = 'beans'
>>> spam.egg()
got chips!

Simon B.
simon at

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