Why is there no natural syntax for accessing attributes with names not being valid identifiers?

Ethan Furman ethan at stoneleaf.us
Tue Dec 3 18:31:58 CET 2013

On 12/03/2013 09:14 AM, Piotr Dobrogost wrote:
> I find global getattr() function awkward when reading code.
> What is the reason there's no "natural" syntax allowing to
>  access attributes with names not being valid Python
>  identifiers in a similar way to other attributes?
> Something along the line of my_object.'valid-attribute-name-but-not-valid-identifier'?

When would you have attribute names that are not valid identifiers?


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