[Python-Dev] readonly __doc__

Alexander Belopolsky alexander.belopolsky at gmail.com
Thu Oct 22 19:52:51 CEST 2009

On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 1:25 PM, Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:
> I might add why I was asking this question. I was trying to demonstrate the use
> of class decorators and the simplest example I found was to add a docstring to
> the class.

I always thought that read-only __doc__ was an artifact of new classes
evolving from (C-implemented) types.  IIRC, NumPy project implemented
a somewhat elaborate hack to allow docstrings to be added to
C-implemented classes in a .py file.

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