Note about getattr and '.'
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Wed Nov 22 18:57:58 CET 2006
Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> On Tue, 21 Nov 2006 22:39:09 +0100, Mathias Panzenboeck wrote:
> > Yes, this is known. I think IronPython uses a specialized dictionary for members, which prohibits
> > malformed names. I don't know if there will be such a dictionary in any future CPython version.
> > (Would be good.)
> Why would it be good?
> How many bugs have you found that were caused by this behaviour?
It's not bugs. A specialized dictionary could be better optimized if
you know it can only hold Python identifiers. There's talk of such a
dictionary in Python 3000.
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