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

Steve Dower Steve.Dower at microsoft.com
Fri Sep 13 05:04:49 CEST 2013

What about __getlocalattribute__ or __getattributenorecurse__? Long, but this isn't going to be used often.

Putting "type" or "class" in the name would be misleading. It's an instance method (that is most useful when implemented on a metaclass).

(Apologies for the top post.)

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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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