Armin Ronacher schrieb:
The super() thing is a case of practicality beats purity. Note that you pay a small but measurable cost for the implicit __class__ (it's implemented as a "cell variable", the same mechanism used for nested scopes) so we wouldn't want to introduce it unless it is used.
I do agree that super() is a lot easier to work with than regular way to call it. But the fact that it breaks if i do `_super = super` or that it's impossible to emulate it from within Python.
That it isn't emulatable from Python doesn't bother me -- several functions have that property.
But the other two magical things about super() really bother me too. I haven't looked at the new super in detail so far (and I don't know how many others have), and two things are really strikingly unpythonic in my view:
* super() only works when named "super" . It shouldn't be a function if it has that property; no other Python function has that.
* "__class__" is magical in classes. If you define a local called "__class__" super won't work anymore in that function.
Also, you can access "__class__" from any method, without the "self." qualifier -- another magical name.
There may be more implications and surprising behavior surrounding this.
I know that the implementation is a compromise, but I'd rather see a super() whose full semantics can be explained to programmers without using to "cell variable", "f_localsplus" and "symtable".
 Actually, it only works if a name "super" is accessed somewhere in the function, but this is what someone trying to alias "super" will perceive.