Impossible to change methods with special names of instances of new-style classes?
tjreedy at udel.edu
Wed Jul 9 21:38:46 CEST 2008
> On Jul 8, 4:56 pm, Joseph Barillari <pyt... at barillari.org> wrote:
>> My question is: did something about the way the special method names are
>> implemented change for new-style classes?
I believe the difference is that for new-style classes, when special
methods are called 'behind the scenes' to implement built-in syntax and
methods, they are looked up directly on the class instead of first on
the instance. Note that functions attached to instances are *not*
methods and do not get combined with the instance as a bound method.
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