[docs] confusing statement in python docs

Sandro Tosi sandro.tosi at gmail.com
Thu Feb 24 23:47:49 CET 2011

Hi Tim,
thanks for your email.

On Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 18:05, Tim Behrsin <tim at behrsin.com> wrote:
> In section 9.3.4 it states that the following snippet:
> xf = x.f
> while True:
>        print xf()
> will print "hello world" until 'the end of time'.
> I find this statement to be rather confusing....

I think you find it confusing since you're not reporting also the
paragraph above the code snippet:

  "In the MyClass example, this will return the string 'hello world'.
However, it is not necessary to call a method right away: x.f is a
method object, and can be stored away and called at a later time. For

that means.. the code snippet is a continuation of the MyClass example
given above, so just taken outside its context it doesn't make any
sense, but putting it back inside the page (that's actually a
tutorial, so something we can expect to be followed from the first
line to the last one, without too much jumping around) it gains the
needed details.

Sandro Tosi (aka morph, morpheus, matrixhasu)
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