Adding Arbitrary Attributes To Python Class
You want to create a dummy class that stores arbitrary attributes and you
want to access these attributes via
. (dot) operator e.g.
can easily do that in Python. Although using a dictionary type would be more explicit and
class PlaceholderClass: def __init__(self, **kwargs): for key in kwargs.keys(): setattr(self, key, kwargs[key]) my_row = PlaceholderClass(name='Jon', surname='Snow', age='died?') print(my_row.name) print(my_row.surname) print(my_row.age)
One case I would find this class useful is when you want to declare a single database row. In this case, each row would be a single instance of a class. And the whole result set could be added to a list.