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Stefan H. Holek 11-02-2012 08:36 AM

Re: lazy properties?
On 01.11.2012, at 22:38, Andrea Crotti wrote:

> Seeing the wonderful "lazy val" in Scala I thought that I should try to get the following also in Python.
> The problem is that I often have this pattern in my code:
> class Sample:
> def __init__(self):
> self._var = None
> @property
> def var(self):
> if self._var is None:
> self._var = long_computation()
> else:
> return self._var
> which is quite useful when you have some expensive attribute to compute that is not going to change.
> I was trying to generalize it in a @lazy_property but my attempts so far failed, any help on how I could do that?

There is a ready made and well tested lazy decorator at


Stefan H. Holek

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