I'm changing some classes of mine from an extensive use of getters and setters to a more pythonic use of properties.
But now I'm stuck because some of my previous getters or setters would call the corresponding method of the base class, and then perform something else. But how can this be accomplished with properties? How to call the property getter or setter from the base class?
Of course just calling the attribute itself gives infinite recursion.
class Foo(object): @property def bar(self): return 5 @bar.setter def bar(self, a): print a class FooBar(Foo): @property def bar(self): # return the same value # as in the base class return self.bar # --> recursion! @bar.setter def bar(self, c): # perform the same action # as in the base class self.bar = c # --> recursion! # then do something else print 'something else' fb = FooBar() fb.bar = 7