How to use a class property to store function variables?

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Tue Apr 27 21:26:57 EDT 2010

On 4/27/2010 7:36 PM, GZ wrote:
> I want to store a reference to a function into a class property.
> So I am expecting that:
> class A:
>       fn = lambda x: x
> fn = A.fn
> fn(1)
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>    File "<string>", line 1, in<string>
> TypeError: unbound method<lambda>() must be called with A instance as
> first argument (got int instance instead)
> The problem is that A.fn is treated as a bounded method. I really want
> A.fn to be a variable that stores a reference to a function. Is there
> any way to achieve this?

Use 3.1, though you will have the same issue when calling it and same 
fix that Chris gave.

Terry Jan Reedy

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