[Python-Dev] Issue10403 - using 'attributes' instead of members in documentation

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Mon Jun 27 03:32:32 CEST 2011

On Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 7:52 AM, Terry Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu> wrote:
>> or the 'attribute' substitution everywhere makes sense?
> No.
> My strong history-based opinions ;-).

+1 to what Terry said.

"Members" is a historical relic that is best replaced by "attributes"
or "data attributes" if we want to explicitly exclude methods for some
reason. "Methods" is a subset of attributes that explicitly excludes
data attributes.


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

More information about the Python-Dev mailing list