adding attributes to builtin functions

Peter Hansen peter at engcorp.com
Tue Jun 25 03:58:33 CEST 2002


Douglas Zongker wrote:
> 
>    import mymodule
>    print mymodule.myfunction
>    mymodule.myfunction.special = 6
> 
> gives me:
> 
>    <built-in function myfunction>
>    Traceback (most recent call last):
>      File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
>    TypeError: 'builtin_function_or_method' object has only read-only
>      attributes (assign to .special)
> 
> Is there a way to define a builtin function whose attributes aren't
> read-only?

Maybe something like this?

import mymodule

def myfunction(*argp, **argn):
    return mymodule.myfunction(*argp, **argn)  

mymodule.myfunction = myfunction
mymodule.myfunction.special = 6

Tada!  (Actually, I have *no* idea if this works. :-)

-Peter



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