Style Q: Instance variables defined outside of __init__
On Tue, 20 Mar 2018 02:43:13 -0400, Terry Reedy wrote:
> I think a claim that in all programs all attributes should be set *in*
> __init__, as opposed to *during* initialization, is wrong. All
> attribute setting is side-effect from a functional view (and usually
> 'bad' to a functionalist). There is no reason to not delegate some of
> it to sub-init functions when it makes sense to do do. There is good
> reason to do so when it makes the code easier to understand *and test*.
That is really well said Terry, thank you for articulating what I was
thinking but couldn't find the words for.