On Tue, Jan 04, 2005 at 02:44:43PM -0500, Jim Fulton wrote:
Actually, unbound builtin methods are a different type than bound builtin methods:
Of course, but conceptually they are similar. You would still encounter the concept if you got an unbound builtin method.
There are no such things as unbound builtin methods:
list.append is list.__dict__['append']
In other words 'list.append' just returns exactly the same object as stored in the list type's dict. Guido's proposal is to make Python methods behave in the same way.