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I'm trying to execute the following python code:

class C(object):

    def __init__(self):

        self._x = 0


    def x(self):

        print 'getting'

        return self._x


    def set_x(self, value):

        print 'setting'

        self._x = value

if __name__ == '__main__':

    c = C()

    print c.x

    c.x = 10

    print c.x

But I get the following error:

pydev debugger: starting



File "\", line 55, in <module>

c.x = 10

AttributeError: can't set attribute

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The reason you are getting this error is because you are naming the setter method incorrectly. You have named the setter method as set_x which is incorrect, this is why you are getting the Attribute Error.

To fix this error, instead of naming it as set_x you need to give it the same name as the property you creating a setter for, in you case you can do it like this:


def x(self, value):


    self._x = value

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