Defining class methods in the "deeper levels" of a class
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I would like to be able to define class A in such a way that the command A=A.B.Method will be able to modify properties A.PropA and A.B.PropB. The closest I've gotten is by defining B2 as it's own class, and defining a property of A as "B=B2", but I have to use the command A.B=A.B.Method, and I'm not able to modify properties of A. It seems like I may be able to accomplish this or something similar using superclasses and/or object handles or maybe anonymous function handles, but I'm new to defining MATLAB classes and to OOP in general so I can't quite figure it out.
Jeff Miller on 27 Nov 2020
A toy example might be needed to make it clearer what you are after, but I guess you want a class A which has as two of its properties a variable PropA and an object B.
If that's right, then it wouldn't be good OOP to have a call to B modify PropA, even if that is possible.
It would be better to make PropA a function (of A) that simply calls the function of B (call it "GiveMePropA") that returns the value you want PropA to have. If GiveMePropA is expensive to compute, you might just have A call it whenever needed and store its value.