[Python-Dev] SWIG and rlcompleter
raymond.hettinger at verizon.net
Wed Aug 17 22:21:16 CEST 2005
> > [Timothy Fitz]
> > > It seems to
> > > me that those who want dir to reflect __dict__ should just use
> > > __dict__ in the first place.
> > The dir() builtin does quite a bit more than obj.__dict__.keys().
> Well that's the whole point, right?
Perhaps. I wasn't taking a position. Just noting that Timothy's
comment over-simplified the relationship.
> A more useful relationship is
> name in dir(x) <==> getattr(x, name) is valid
That would be a useful invariant.
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