[Numpy-discussion] [OT: MATLAB] Any way to globally make Matlab struct attributes Python-property-like

David Goldsmith d.l.goldsmith@gmail....
Sun Sep 19 01:56:28 CDT 2010

> Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2010 20:55:03 -0400
> From: Ken Watford <kwatford+scipy@gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Numpy-discussion] [OT: MATLAB] Any way to globally make
> 	Matlab struct attributes Python-property-like
> To: Discussion of Numerical Python <numpy-discussion@scipy.org>
> On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 10:24 PM, David Goldsmith
> <d.l.goldsmith@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I.e., I'd, at minimum, like to globally replace
>> get(Handel, 'Property')
>> with
>> object.Property
>> and
>> set(Handel, 'Property', value)
>> with
>> object.Property = value
>> to an arbitrary level of composition.
> Both structures and objects of both handle and value types work
> exactly like you're asking for.
> You're probably talking about "handle graphics" objects (which are
> just opaque numeric values representing things related to the UI),
> which do still require the get/set functions.

Yes, my mistake, sorry (I figured out the distinction a day or two
after I posted).

>  They're just doubles,
> after all. It should be feasible to write a class that wraps them for
> ease of use, but that wouldn't be a topic for here. If that intrigues
> you, try asking about it on StackOverflow.

Of course, I'll go there if/when need be, thanks!  (For now, I've
managed to weasel my way into using Python for my next

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