[Python-Dev] PEP 447: add type.__locallookup__

Steven D'Aprano steve at pearwood.info
Fri Sep 13 01:08:21 CEST 2013

On Thu, Sep 12, 2013 at 04:42:39PM +0200, Ronald Oussoren wrote:

> I don't particularly like __locallookup__ either, but haven't found a 
> better name yet.  "__lookup_in_class__" was the best alternative I 
> could come up with, and that feels different than other special 
> methods.  The name in the PEP is more or less derived from 
> _PyType_Lookup, with "local" meaning "only in this class, don't 
> recurse in the rest of the MRO".

How about __typelookup__ ? Surely that's the obvious name to derive from 
_PyType_Lookup :-)


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