[docs] [issue11988] special method lookup docs don't address some important details
R. David Murray
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Tue May 3 23:43:41 CEST 2011
R. David Murray <rdmurray at bitdance.com> added the comment:
Well, then I suppose my question is why isn't __contains__ looked up? Other special methods that don't exist on Y do cause __getattr__ to be called. Why is __contains__ special? The docs for __getattr__ don't hint at this possibility either.
I think the people that understand this must have a mental model of how the interpreter looks up methods that has some pieces that are missing from mine. I guess I'd like those bits to be made explicit in the special method lookup docs, or if they are already documented somewhere, for there to be a pointer to them in the special method lookup docs.
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