[Python-Dev] Consistency questions

Paul Prescod paul@prescod.net
Thu, 20 Jul 2000 01:51:33 -0500

#1. Why does can I overwrite the "standard output object" with
assignment syntax


But I have to add a profile function with function syntax:

sys.setprofile( myprofilefunc )

#2. Why doesn't dir( obj ) return inherited methods?

 Paul Prescod - Not encumbered by corporate consensus
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having the foundations of his edifice shaken after the work is 
finished.  I have been placed in this position by a letter from 
Mr. Bertrand Russell..." 
 - Frege, Appendix of Basic Laws of Arithmetic (of Russell's Paradox)