Feature request: String-inferred names
tjreedy at udel.edu
Thu Nov 26 19:21:49 CET 2009
Gregory Ewing wrote:
>> On Wed, 25 Nov 2009 20:44:36 -0600, The Music Guy
>> <musicguy at alphaios.net> declaimed the following in
>>> I just posted to my blog about a feature that I'd like to see added to
> I don't think getattr and setattr are used anywhere near
> frequently enough to justify special syntax.
This was my response too.
> To warrant having its own synax, a feature needs to be
> used *all the time*. If you find yourself using getattr
> and setattr that much, it's probably a symptom that
> you're abusing namespaces for things that would be
> better done using dictionaries.
> (A frequent question asked by newcomers from certain
> other kinds of languages is something like "How do I
> assign to a variable whose name is in another variable?"
> The answer is almost always "Don't do that, use a
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