[Python-ideas] documentation for python3 super()

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Mon Jul 4 19:06:05 EDT 2016

On Tue, Jul 5, 2016 at 12:16 AM, Barry Scott <barry at barrys-emacs.org> wrote:
> In engineer English something like this.
> "super() uses the __mro__ as the order to search for the attribute to return.
> super() starts by finding the type in the __mro__ and then examines the following
> items until the attribute is found and returns it. If the attribute is not found
> AttributeError is raised.”
> Thoughts?

Nitpick: Instead of saying "the __mro__", I'd say something like "the
Method Resolution Order (found in cls.__mro__)" first time and "the
MRO" second. The MRO is a feature of the class; it happens to be made
available in the attribute __mro__, but that's secondary.


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