On Sat, 24 Apr 2021, 5:53 pm Larry Hastings, <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
So I now suspect that my knee-jerk answer is wrong. Am I going too far down the rabbit hole? Should I just make the change for user classes and leave builtin classes untouched? What do you think?
I'd suggest kicking the can down the road: leave builtin classes alone for now, but file a ticket to reconsider the question for 3.11.
In the meantime, inspect.get_annotations can help hide the discrepancy.
The good news: inspect.get_annotations() absolutely can handle it. inspect.get_annotations() is so paranoid about examining the object you pass in, I suspect you could pass in an old boot and it would pull out the annotations--if it had any.