newbie class-building question

Gabriel Genellina gagsl-py at
Thu Nov 9 19:29:42 CET 2006

At Thursday 9/11/2006 09:30, jrpfinch wrote:

>I am constructing a simple class to make sure I understand how classes
>work in Python (see below this paragraph).
>It works as expected, except the __add__ redefinition.  I get the
>following in the Python interpreter:
> >>> a=myListSub()
> >>> a
> >>> a+[5]
>Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
>TypeError: 'str' object is not callable
> >>>
>     def __getattr__ (self,attrib):
>         return getattr(self.wrapped,attrib,'attribute not found')

This is the culprit; should raise AttributeError when not found, not 
return a string.
Just return getattr(self.wrapped, attrib) and let the error propagate.

Gabriel Genellina
Softlab SRL 

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