[PyKDE] pyqt and new-style classes

Stefan Seefeld seefeld at sympatico.ca
Wed Feb 18 20:23:00 GMT 2004

Eron Lloyd wrote:
> Would there be any benefit in doing this? From the way I understand it, all Qt 
> objects already expose their get/set methods, while any objects you create 
> through subclassing can simply use Python's native properties support. For 
> the most part, properties have their biggest value in use with Designer.

well, mostly syntactic sugar.
But I realize that qt often names the getter method the same way as the 
property itself, which generates a naming conflict if you want to expose
both in python.

So the suggestion would have to be to *only* expose the property (and
escape the getter method name):

class QWidget(object):

     def getCaption(self):

     def _caption(self): #escape with '_'

     caption = property(_caption, getCaption)

But as that would not be backward compatible I guess it's not an


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