[New-bugs-announce] [issue3500] unbound methods of different classes compare equal

Jean-Paul Calderone report at bugs.python.org
Mon Aug 4 21:13:34 CEST 2008

New submission from Jean-Paul Calderone <exarkun at divmod.com>:

If a method is inherited by two different classes, then the unbound
method objects which can be retrieved from those classes compare equal
to each other.  For example:

  Python 2.6b2+ (trunk:65502M, Aug  4 2008, 15:05:07)
  [GCC 4.0.3 (Ubuntu 4.0.3-1ubuntu5)] on linux2
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  >>> class X:
  ...     def y(self):
  ...             pass
  >>> class A(X):
  ...     pass
  >>> class B(X):
  ...     pass
  >>> A.y == B.y

This is bad behavior because A.y and B.y are otherwise distinguishable
(for example, they repr differently, they have different values for the
`im_class´ attribute, they cannot be used interchangably for invoking
the method because they place different type restrictions on the `self´
parameter, etc).

components: Interpreter Core
messages: 70714
nosy: exarkun
severity: normal
status: open
title: unbound methods of different classes compare equal
type: behavior
versions: Python 2.4, Python 2.5, Python 2.6

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