[Python-Dev] bug 576990
Wed, 25 Sep 2002 12:46:15 +0200
Guido van Rossum wrote:
> > 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")
> >>> p.__doc__
> 'This is class P'
> The best workaround is I can see that works everywhere is:
> class P(property):
> "class P's docstring"
> __doc__ = property.__dict__['__doc__']
> --Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)
Thanks for the response and thanks for the workaround. It does solve my
immediate problem, and I can live with losing "class P's docstring" in
I wish I could do more to help though,