aharrisreid at googlemail.com
Thu Apr 22 01:15:46 CEST 2010
Ryan Kelly wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-04-20 at 14:43 +0100, Alan Harris-Reid wrote:
>> During my Python (3.1) programming I often find myself having to repeat
>> code such as...
>> class1.attr1 = 1
>> class1.attr2 = 2
>> class1.attr3 = 3
>> class1.attr4 = 4
>> Is there any way to achieve the same result without having to repeat the
>> class1 prefix? Before Python my previous main language was Visual
>> Foxpro, which had the syntax...
>> with class1
>> .attr1 = 1
>> .attr2 = 2
>> .attr3 = 3
>> .attr4 = 4
>> Is there any equivalent to this in Python?
> Please don't take this as in invitation to disregard the excellent
> advice already received in this thread - I just want to point out that
> python can usually be bent to your will. Observe:
> from withhacks import namespace
> with namespace(class1):
> attr1 = 1
> attr2 = 2
> This will do pretty much what you get from the "with" statement in
> But don't use this in any real code. Seriously, don't even think about
> it. You don't want to know the kind of abuses that go on under the
> covers to make this kind of syntax hacking work...
Hi Ryan, thanks for that.
No - I will not be adopting that solution. Is there anything Python
can't do if you bend the rules far enough? ;-)
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