[docs] [issue12491] Update glossary documentation for the term 'attribute'
R. David Murray
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Sun Jul 10 14:44:20 CEST 2011
R. David Murray <rdmurray at bitdance.com> added the comment:
As an experienced Python programmer, I think of 'attribute' as meaning any attribute (method or non-method) of an object or class. I sometimes do use it imprecisely (to my mind) to mean "non-method attribute", and it is usually clear from context what I mean.
Raymond, if attribute means only non-method attributes, what is the word for the set of things that contains both method and non-method...ah, attributes...of an object?
(I thought we already had this discussion both on python-dev and another issue....)
Hmm. Actually looking at the linked entry, it looks correct to me (it covers both method and non-method attributes as far as I can see). It might be clearer if it mentioned that a value can be anything, including a method.
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