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

Ronald Oussoren ronaldoussoren at mac.com
Thu Sep 19 10:35:22 CEST 2013

On 13 Sep, 2013, at 12:42, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:

> Perhaps "__getdescriptor__" would work as the method name? Yes, it can technically return a non-descriptor, but the *primary* purpose is to customise the retrieval of objects that will be checked to see if they're descriptors. It *won't* be invoked when looking for ordinary attributes in an instance dict, but *will* be invoked when looking on the class object.

__getdescriptor__ would work. The name is not 100% accurate, but a lot clearer than the other alternatives I've seen.


P.S. Sorry about the slow response, its hard to find enough time to seriously participate in the discussion.

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