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newb question about @property

On Sun, 1 Oct 2017 08:47 am, Bill wrote:

> I spent a few hours experimenting with @property. To my mind it seems
> like it would be preferable to just define (override) instance methods
> __get__(), __set__(), and possibly __del__(), as desired, as I could
> easily provide them with "ideal" customization. Am I overlooking something?


This is a particularly simple example, with only getters. How would you write it
by overriding __get__?

class Circle(object):
    def __init__(self, centre, radius):
        self.centre = centre
        self.radius = radius

    def diameter(self):
        return 2*self.radius

    def area(self):
        return pi*self.radius**2

    def circumference(self):
        return pi*self.diameter

?Cheer up,? they said, ?things could be worse.? So I cheered up, and sure
enough, things got worse.