[Doc-SIG] Re: Attribute docstrings
Felix.Wiemann at gmx.net
Sun May 16 11:12:59 EDT 2004
Beni Cherniavsky wrote:
> [Proposal:] The examples from `PEP 258`__ then become::
> This is g's docstring."""
> g = 'module attribute (module-global variable)'
I don't like, because it has redundancy -- the attribute name is
Another problem is that it's currently impossible to assign a new value
to an integer's docstring.
>>> a = 5
>>> a.__doc__ = "new docstring"
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
AttributeError: 'int' object attribute '__doc__' is read-only
So at the moment the only possibility to publicly and reliably document
an attribute is to document it in the parent object's docstring.
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