[Python-Dev] pydoc for named tuples is missing methods

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Tue Mar 15 02:50:40 CET 2011

On 3/14/2011 9:23 PM, Eric Smith wrote:
> On 3/14/2011 8:44 PM, James Mills wrote:
>> On Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 9:48 AM, R. David
>> Murray<rdmurray at bitdance.com> wrote:
>>> But directly calling a __xxx__ method in Python is a very
>>> unusual thing to do. It would be extremely odd to have that
>>> be the expected way to call a method on a class.
>> Can't namedtuple be improved to support the named fields _and_
>> have as_dict() and replace() without leading underscores ?
> How would that work if you had a field named "replace"? I think
> Raymond's current design is as good as it's going to get.

'as_dict' is an unlikely fieldname. 're_place' is too, but that just 
shift the '_' from '_replace'. No gain. I might prefer _asdict to 
_as_dict, but not enough to change.

Terry Jan Reedy

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