[Python-Dev] __dir__, part 2

Thomas Heller theller at ctypes.org
Fri Nov 10 20:41:28 CET 2006

Fredrik Lundh schrieb:
> Guido van Rossum wrote:
>> No objection on targetting 2.6 if other developers agree. Seems this
>> is well under way. good work!
> given that dir() is used extensively by introspection tools, I'm
> not sure I'm positive to a __dir__ that *overrides* the standard
> dir() behaviour.  *adding* to the default dir() list is okay, re- 
> placing it is a lot more questionable.

One part that *I* would like about a complete overridable __dir__ implementation
is that it would be nice to customize what help(something) prints.


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