[Python-Dev] bug 576990
Guido van Rossum
Tue, 24 Sep 2002 13:44:14 -0400
> Roeland Rengelink <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > 5. This is clearly a profound and interesting bug, but solving this
> > seems to involve cans of worms, ten-foot poles, and a re-write of the
> > core.
> To me, it sounds like this. This has been changed forth and back, and
> in every state, somebody is unhappy.
Yes, it's very messy, see my comments to the SF bug entry. I see no
fix that doesn't break something else.
Note that this "worked" in the initial 2.2 release only when the
subclass didn't have a docstring of its own:
>>> class P(property):
... "This is class P"
>>> p = P(None, None, None, "this is property p")
'This is class P'
The best workaround is I can see that works everywhere is:
"class P's docstring"
__doc__ = property.__dict__['__doc__']
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)