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Ankit Bindal
Ankit Bindal
2,830 Points

What is @property in python classes ?

I just came across an example where something like:

def foo(x):
    # something

was used. Does anyone knows what is this and when to implement this ? Thanks in advance !

1 Answer

Kenneth Love
Kenneth Love
Treehouse Guest Teacher

property is a decorator that makes a method behave like an attribute.

On a class instance, attributes are extra bits of information you can access with dot notation and no parentheses.

class Student:
     name = "Ankit"

a = Student()

A property is accessed the same way but they're constructed differently.

class Student:
    first_name = "Ankit"
    last_name = "Bindal"

    def full_name(self):
        return "{} {}".format(self.first_name, self.last_name)

a = Student()
Ankit Bindal