Dynamically adding and removing methods

Ron Adam rrr at ronadam.com
Wed Sep 28 20:05:12 CEST 2005

Steven D'Aprano wrote:

> On Tue, 27 Sep 2005 16:42:21 +0000, Ron Adam wrote:
>>>>>>>def beacon(self, x):
>>>>...    print "beacon + %s" % x
>>>Did you mean bacon? *wink*
>>Of course... remembering arbitrary word letter sequences is probably my 
>>worst skill. ;-)  That, and I think for some reason the name Francis 
>>Beacon was in my mind at the time.
> I think you mean Francis Bacon *wink*

Yes, I mean him, Beacon is his fathers sirname. I'm not sure if Francis 
changed it or if his father did. (?)

> This clearly shows that assigning a function to a class attribute invokes
> whatever machinery Python uses to turn that function into a true method,
> but assigning it to an instance does not.

Actually I think I'm getting more confused.  At some point the function 
is wrapped.  Is it when it's assigned, referenced, or called?


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