[Python-Dev] issue5578 - explanation

Chris Withers chris at simplistix.co.uk
Thu Apr 2 23:21:31 CEST 2009

Guido van Rossum wrote:
>> from functools import partial
>> from new import instancemethod
>> def meth(name,self,*args):
>>    return getattr(self._sock,name)(*args)
>> for _m in _socketmethods:
>>    p = partial(meth,_m)
>>    p.__name__ = _m
>>    p.__doc__ = getattr(_realsocket,_m).__doc__
>>    m = instancemethod(p,None,_socketobject)
>>    setattr(_socketobject,_m,m)
>> Have I missed something or is that a suitable replacement that gets rid of
>> the exec nastiness?
> That code in socket.py is much older that functools... I don't know if
> the dependency matters, probably not.
> But anyways this is moot, the bug was only about exec in a class body
> *nested inside a function*.

Indeed, I just hate seeing execs and it was an interesting mental 
exercise to try and get rid of the above one ;-)

Assuming it breaks no tests, would there be objection to me committing 
the above change to the Python 3 trunk?


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