[Python-Dev] Classmethod Help

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Fri, 29 Nov 2002 09:56:01 -0500

> It's not a particularly sane piece of code, and I'm not saying the
> code should _work_, but I'm not so sure a SystemError is appropriate
> here.

Indeed.  PyErr_BadInternalCall() should only be used for cases where
it's certain that the bad argment must have been created by a broken
piece of C code.  Poor Python code should never be allowed to get this
invoked.  (There are more violations of this principle, but that's the
principle nevertheless, and those violations are just that.)

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)