The right way to 'call' a class attribute inside the same class
rosuav at gmail.com
Mon Dec 12 11:17:25 EST 2016
On Tue, Dec 13, 2016 at 1:34 AM, Thomas 'PointedEars' Lahn
<PointedEars at web.de> wrote:
> ³ How can one tell the difference in Python between a pre-initialized,
> inherited attribute value and one own that is just equal to the inherited
> one? In ECMAScript, this.hasOwnProperty("foo") would return “false” if
> the property were inherited, “true” otherwise. But in Python,
> hasattr(self, "foo") returns “True” regardless whether the “foo”
> attribute of the calling instance has been assigned a value explicitly.
> What is the Python equivalent of ECMAScript’s
> Object.prototype.hasOwnProperty() method?
You could check "foo" in self.__dict__, but I don't know of any
real-world situations where you need to.
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