Static method object not callable

Edward Diener eldiener at
Wed Aug 11 04:40:07 CEST 2004

Paul Morrow wrote:
> Edward Diener wrote:
>> This simple code example gives me the message, "TypeError:
>> 'staticmethod' object is not callable".
>> class X(object):
>>   def Y(x):
>>     print x
>>   Y = staticmethod(Y)
>>   ad = { 1 : Y }
>>   def Z(self):
>> x = X()
>> x.Z()
>> print "Done."
>> I know there must be a way to have a class attribute reference a
>> static method, and then call that static method through the
>> reference, so if anyone can correct this it would be appreciated.
> Here are two alternatives. snip...

Neither alternative is satisfactory. Surely there must be some means of
directly specifying a reference to a static method in a class attribute in
Python, and calling it from an instance method through the class attribute.

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