function attributes are like function objects
Barry A. Warsaw
barry at digicool.com
Fri Feb 2 22:32:37 EST 2001
>>>>> "GG" == Geoffrey Gerrietts <geoff at homegain.com> writes:
GG> Yeah, well, right, so you don't know it by its birth name, but
GG> you still know it by the name you gave it, just like you call
GG> me GG.
In other words, you're accessing the object though the variable it's
locally bound to (nothing special there).
GG> Not to pick nits, just that the question is about
GG> introspection, not about whether regular namespace semantics
GG> work, or whether our functions are really first-class objects.
Okay, so introspection works no differently for functions as any other
object with writable attributes (e.g. classes, instances, modules).
You can use getattr() to test whether a function has a particular
attribute, and setattr() to set that attribute.
But maybe I'm missing the point of the question? It's been a long
couple of days.
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