[Python-3000] Unbound methods -- keep creating API?

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Tue Nov 27 00:49:22 CET 2007

Nick Coghlan wrote:
> Interestly, I just discovered that method descriptors for builtins don't 
> define im_class, im_self or im_func. I never knew that - I thought they 
> had the same interface as instance methods.

A builtin method descriptor is the C equivalent of a
function object, not an instancemethod.

The desired behaviour would be for builtin method
descriptors to have a __get__ method that creates
an instancemethod object, like functions do.


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