[Python-Dev] Consistency questions
Thu, 20 Jul 2000 13:03:13 -0400
Skip Montanaro wrote:
> Thomas> I would suggest adding a second, optional argument to
> dir(), Thomas> 'recurse' or such, to add that behaviour. I
> think I can add that Thomas> code to dir() if it's deemed a
> good idea ;) Turning it on by Thomas> default would probably
> break too much code.
> I don't think so. I suspect most people use dir() interactively
> to see what attributes an object supports and would appreciate
> the improved functionality. Besides, we are talking 2.0 here.
> Nothing wrong with a little breakage... ;-)
In the std lib:
cmd.py (already looks in __class__ and __bases__),
rexec (only invoked on modules?).
It seems a gratuitous breakage, since it's additional behavior,
not fixed behavior.