New submission from Eric Snow:
In the documentation for the inspect module, the module type is described with just 2 of its potential 7 attributes. The language reference and importlib docs both provide an accurate list of module attributes.
Furthermore, the description for __file__ should be fixed. It should be clear that __file__ reflects the location from which the module was loaded, that location is not necessarily a filename, and the attribute may not exist if the module was not loaded from a specific location (e.g. builtin and frozen modules). The same goes for __cached__
 https://docs.python.org/dev/library/inspect.html#types-and-members  https://docs.python.org/3/reference/import.html#import-related-module-attrib...  https://docs.python.org/3/library/importlib.html#importlib.machinery.ModuleS...
---------- assignee: docs@python components: Documentation messages: 220576 nosy: docs@python, eric.snow priority: normal severity: normal stage: needs patch status: open title: inspect documentation describes module type inaccurately versions: Python 3.4, Python 3.5
Change by Brett Cannon firstname.lastname@example.org:
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Change by Furkan Önder email@example.com:
---------- keywords: +patch nosy: +furkanonder nosy_count: 3.0 -> 4.0 pull_requests: +18457 stage: needs patch -> patch review pull_request: https://github.com/python/cpython/pull/19097
Furkan Önder firstname.lastname@example.org added the comment:
I sent a PR to fix a __file__ description. https://github.com/python/cpython/pull/19097
Furkan Onder email@example.com added the comment:
PR has been sent.