Finding the instance reference of an object [long and probably boring]

Arnaud Delobelle arnodel at
Fri Nov 7 22:39:55 CET 2008

Aaron Brady <castironpi at> writes:

>  Furthermore, some class models variables like this:
> a.b= 'abc'
> a.c= 'def'
> a.d= 'ghi'
> It also allows index access: a[0], a[1], a[2], respectively.  'abc'
> has two names: 'a.b', and 'a[0]'.  Correct?

You know very well that a.b and a[0] aren't names, they are function
calls written in short hand ;)

a.b   is   getattr(a, 'b')
a[0]  is   getattr(a, '__getitem__')(0)

So they just return an object, which happens to be the same :)


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