"Phillip J. Eby" wrote:
> >Doing self.__dict__['name'] = 'Rincewind' seems kinda ugly. Maybe newItem
> >should by default call a function on newly created objects, say __init? I
> >don't want to have to subclass Specialist (or in my case, LoginManager) each
> >time I want to this, since it's a *very* common action. For example,
> Could you give a more specific example? My assumption is that if you need
> to have things happen upon adding, that one uses a trigger to do it. Or,
> if the data is specific to that instance, then the appropriate thing would
> be to manipulate properties or attributes in the code that calls newItem().
I like the OO idea that changes to an object should be done by the object,
not by someone else. It seems silly to have to write a trigger to do this,
or a factory. Why do classes have __init__ anyway? So that all the
internal object creation logic is in the same place.
Okay - this is the ASP Account class. These are user objects that I'd like
to store in a regular LoginManager. I could subclass LoginManager of
course, but I don't want to spread my code all over the place, when there's
no real need.
class ASPAccount(LoginUser, MemberMixin):
def __init__(self, id, title=''):
self.__dict__['_currentPayment'] = None
self.__dict__['debt'] = Payment.Debt(0.0)
self.__dict__['debtInPayment'] = Payment.Debt(0.0)
self.__dict__['services'] = ServicesManager.ServicesManager()
self.__dict__['lastMonthlyPayDay'] = None
# day in month on which we pay
self.__dict__['payday'] = 15
self.__dict__['log'] = ""
> Also, it isn't necessary to subclass the specialist -- you don't have to
> call your routine newItem(), after all. newUser() would be a better choice
> of name for the method, it sounds like.
Again, why should I fagment my class into multiple parts? I want it all to
be in once place - it's more readable, easier to debug, easier to
understand, and more portable.
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