Inheriting methods but over-riding docstrings

J dreadpiratejeff at
Mon Jan 18 03:28:03 CET 2010

On Sun, Jan 17, 2010 at 19:45, Alf P. Steinbach <alfps at> wrote:
> Steven: on a personal note, earlier when I saw you (I think it was you)
> using the "Norwegian Parrot" example I thought it referred to me because
> that was the only sense I could make of it, it followed right after some
> discussion we had. Thus my impression of you or or responses in this group
> was colored by a false interpretation. But, checking, which is often a good
> idea!, and *which I should have done then*, as far as I can see the term was
> first used in this group in April 2001, <url:
> It's still a mystery to me what it refers to, though... :-)

I can't really comment on decorators and subclassing yet (still a
newb) but I am finding this discussion very informative... and lo
there IS something I can comment on.

The Norwegian Blue is a remarkable bird.  Beautiful plumage!  Though
they do like to lie around on their backs a bit, and seem to spend
their time either resting, or pining for the fjords.  Yes lovely
plumage, indeed!

Google the remarkable Norwegian Blue Parrot and you'll fall in love as
I did so long ago :)


Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach  - "Even a stopped clock is right twice a
day." -

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