Jeff Shell wrote:
With `readproperty`, you can still have the simple getter-method-wrapper property, with the ability to replace the value on instances. So no, the builtin 'property' descriptor is not fine. `property` came into being when Python got descriptors, but before it got decorators. By grand design or divine accident,
Clearly Guido's time machine is to blame here :)
the fact that the first argument for `property` is the getter function makes it a useful decorator. But it wasn't written with decorators in mind. It was written for ``x = property(getX, setX, delX)``, or some combination thereof.
I once mused about this and came up with rwproperty (a decorator spelling for getters *and* setters, del'ers) and classproperty (uses nested class statement): http://www.z3lab.org/sections/blogs/philipp-weitershausen/2006_05_29_pycon-06-lightning-talk if anyone cares.
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