Multi-dimensional list initialization

Andrew Robinson andrew3 at
Mon Nov 5 08:54:49 CET 2012

On 11/04/2012 11:27 PM, Chris Angelico wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 6:07 PM, Chris Rebert<clp2 at>  wrote:
>>>>> x = None
>>>>> x.a = 42
>> Traceback (most recent call last):
>>    File "<stdin>", line 1, in<module>
>> AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'a'
> Python needs a YouGottaBeKiddingMeError for times when you do
> something utterly insane like this. Attributes of None??!? :)
> ChrisA
Hmmm? Everything in Python is an object.
Therefore! SURE. None *does* have attributes! ( even if not useful ones... )

eg: " None.__getattribute__( "__doc__" ) " doesn't produce an error.

In C, in Linux, at the end of the file "errno.h", where all error codes 
are listed eg:( EIO, EAGAIN, EBUSY, E....) They had a final error like 
the one you dreamed up, it was called "EIEIO"; and the comment read 
something like, "All the way around Elmer's barn".


The poster just hit that strange wall -- *all* built in types are 
injection proof; and that property is both good and bad...

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