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

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Tue Jun 28 15:37:34 CEST 2011

On Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 11:27 PM, Michael Foord
<fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk> wrote:
> Technically also via __getattribute__ when overridden.

Since object.__getattribute__ is the hook that implements the entire
attribute lookup protocol, *all* attributes are technically retrieved
via __getattribute__ (which is why overriding it correctly can be such
a PITA). That's also the hook type() overrides to make class attribute
lookup differ from ordinary instance lookup.


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