embarrassing class question

Paul Rudin paul.nospam at rudin.co.uk
Fri Oct 29 10:27:21 CEST 2010


Gregory Ewing <greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz> writes:

> Brendan wrote:
>> I use
>> Python sporadically, and frequently use the dir command to learn or
>> remind myself of class methods.
>
> You can clean up dir() by defining __all__ as a list of
> names that you want to officially export. Other names will
> still be there, but they won't show up in the dir() listing.

I'm not sure that's necessarily a good idea... when you're trying to figure
out why something behaves in a certain way you want to check for the
presence of methods with special names.



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