[Python-Dev] Error message for wrong number of arguments

Larry Hastings larry at hastings.org
Fri Aug 3 08:08:07 EDT 2018

On 08/01/2018 02:40 PM, Armin Rigo wrote:
> I think that argument clinic knows if the built-in function is
> supposed to be a method or a function.

Yes, Argument Clinic knows.  Clinic's "Function" instances have a "cls" 
member, and if that's set to a Clinic "Class" instance--and it's not one 
of the special methods like new or init--then it's a normal method.
> It doesn't look too hard to
> add a new flag METH_IS_METHOD or something, which would be taken in
> consideration in the common cases, and which can be added manually OR
> used automatically by argument clinic.

Yes, Clinic could easily automatically generate such a flag.

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