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From: geek+ at cmu.edu (geek+ at cmu.edu)
Date: 5 Apr 1999 12:36:56 -0400
Subject: Subattributes of classes
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Then <cgw at fnal.gov> spoke up and said:
> Randall Hopper wrote:
>
> > Why?
>
> Because "attr" in class A is just an int, and has no attributes,
> whereas "draw" in the Tkinter demo is a Canvas object, which has a
> scrollX and scrollY attribute.
Actually, this is both right and wrong. It doesn't matter whether or
not the object has attributes. What matters is whether or not the
object is mutable. An integer object is not mutable. This is one of
the reasons there is no increment operator for integers. Such an
operation is usually semantically "in place", where it would have to
be a factory function (like +) in Python.
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