[Python-ideas] inheriting docstrings and mutable docstings for classes

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Fri Jun 10 03:05:08 CEST 2011

On Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 9:54 AM, Eric Snow <ericsnowcurrently at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm +1 on having __doc__ be inherited.

-1. Subclasses are not the same thing as the original class so
docstring inheritance should be requested explicitly.

Agreed that docstrings should be writeable after the fact, though
(e.g. functions already work that way - functools.wraps wouldn't work


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