what is wrong with this property setter

Nagy László Zsolt gandalf at shopzeus.com
Thu Jun 9 05:15:12 EDT 2016


>> Yes, and more. That property will also have a get method! Is it
>> intentional?
> It's a logical effect of how the setter() method works. The above is 
> syntactic sugar for
>
> def set_parent(...):
>    ...
> set_parent = parent.setter(set_parent)
>
> and parent.setter() creates a new property basically like this
>
> def setter(self, fset):
>     return property(self.fget, fset, ...)
This I could not find, because property is a built-in. But I believe
you. :-)
>
> Not very elegant, but I don't see a cleaner alternative.

It can be used to define an alternative setter for the same property,
but it is bad practice.
Thank you for the clarification.



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