[Python-ideas] Change Behind The Scenes Attribute Access from Class to Object

Adam Carruthers adam.j.carruthers at hotmail.co.uk
Sat Dec 27 21:15:43 CET 2014

At the moment, when a python function, like print, calls an object attribute it does this (if it were written in python):    type(obj).__str__(obj)This can be restrictive in lots of situations and I think it would be better to just get the attribute from the object itself.    obj.__str__()It would make you free to override it on a per object basis. In some cases, this could lead to huge optimization.Obviously, it is easy to fix yourself, but it is a layer of uncharacteristic unintuitiveness:    def __str__(self):        self._str() 		 	   		  
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