[Python-Dev] inspect and metaclasses

Ethan Furman ethan at stoneleaf.us
Fri Sep 6 17:59:02 CEST 2013

On 09/06/2013 08:44 AM, R. David Murray wrote:
> On Fri, 06 Sep 2013 08:14:09 -0700, Ethan Furman <ethan at stoneleaf.us> wrote:
>> On 09/06/2013 07:47 AM, Armin Rigo wrote:
>>> Are you suggesting that inspect.getmro(A) would return (A, object,
>>> type)?  That seems very wrong to me.
>> Currently, `inspect.getmro(A)` returns `(A, object)`.
> Which matches A.__mro__.  EOD, I think.

I hope not, because currently this leaves a hole in the introspection of class attributes.

Is __mro__ aimed primarily at instances and not classes?  That seems to be how it works.  In which case, do we need 
another __mmro__ (or __cmro__ or ...) to handle the mro of classes themselves?

For the short term I can restrict the change to inspect.classify_class_attrs().


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