[Python-Dev] Let's get rid of unbound methods

Armin Rigo arigo at tunes.org
Wed Jan 5 17:10:45 CET 2005

Hi Jim,

On Tue, Jan 04, 2005 at 02:44:43PM -0500, Jim Fulton wrote:
> >Actually, unbound builtin methods are a different type than bound
> >builtin methods:
> Of course, but conceptually they are similar.  You would still
> encounter the concept if you got an unbound builtin method.

There are no such things as unbound builtin methods:

>>> list.append is list.__dict__['append']

In other words 'list.append' just returns exactly the same object as stored in
the list type's dict.  Guido's proposal is to make Python methods behave in
the same way.


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