intX.__str__() ??

Mitya Sirenef msirenef at
Sun Feb 24 19:09:56 CET 2013

On 02/24/2013 12:29 PM, Michael Torrie wrote:
 > I think he's maintaining existing code. It's unfortunate that his first
 > exposure to python is code written by someone else in such a poor style,
 > and in a way that definitely isn't pythonic. No wonder he's struggling
 > to like python! Though I'm sure since his recent experience has been
 > exclusively in C# that he probably uses hungarian notation as a matter
 > of course. A hard habit to break! Is this a good time to introduce him
 > to duck typing? Probably not.
 > Another way to explain the double underscore methods is that they are
 > how things like operator overloading is performed. Want to make a class
 > that you can use the [index] notation on instances? Define the
 > __get_attr__() method. And to define a class that you can then use

small correction: it should be __getattr__()

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