source for the property function

Christian Heimes lists at
Tue Sep 2 19:36:04 CEST 2008

Rowland Smith wrote:
> Anyone know where the source code for the built-in property function is 
> located in a python distribution?
> I would like to see how it works - mainly, how does it know which class 
> it is being called from?

Property is not a function but a type. Properties are a common usage for 
the descriptor protocol.

You can find the implementation of the property type in the file


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