Class-level variables - a scoping issue

Lawrence D'Oliveiro ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand
Wed Oct 13 03:06:14 CEST 2010


In message <8hhm9aFblvU1 at mid.individual.net>, Gregory Ewing wrote:

> Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:
>
>> In message <8hfq23FetrU1 at mid.individual.net>, Gregory Ewing wrote:
>> 
>>>How would you intend to enforce such a restriction?
>> 
>> The same way it’s already enforced.
> 
> I don't see how that's possible, except in a very limited and
> unreliable way. The compiler would have to be able to determine,
> statically, when there was some piece of code that could assign
> to a given instance variable of some instance of a class, and
> arrange for an "unbound attribute error" to be raised if you
> try to reference it before it's been assigned.

If you can’t do it statically, do it dynamically.



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