Docstrings for class attributes

Peter Pearson ppearson at nowhere.invalid
Tue Sep 23 17:14:18 CEST 2008


On Tue, 23 Sep 2008 15:23:35 +1000, Tom Harris <celephicus at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> I want to have a class as a container for a bunch of symbolic names
> for integers, eg:
>
> class Constants:
>     FOO = 1
>     BAR = 2
>
> Except that I would like to attach a docstring text to the constants,
> so that help(Constants.FOO) will print some arbitrary string.
[snip]

Commiserating, not helping: I have a similar problem with a module
that holds values of physical constants,
http://webpages.charter.net/curryfans/peter/nature.py:

boltzmanns_constant = 1.380622e-16 * erg / k
stefan_boltzmann_constant = 5.66961e-5 * erg/s/cm/cm/k/k/k/k
gravitational_constant = 6.6732e-8 * erg*cm/g/g

I would like to reveal more details with, e.g.,
help( gravitational_constant ) . . . and maybe then I could
use shorter names.

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