My stupidity / strange inconsistency overriding class methods
andrew at acooke.org
Wed Apr 20 08:11:42 EDT 2011
Thanks for finding that reference in the data model docs! I was about to post a bug report because in PEP 3119 it says otherwise:
> The primary mechanism proposed here is to allow overloading the built-in
> functions isinstance() and issubclass(). The overloading works as follows:
> The call isinstance(x, C) first checks whether C.__instancecheck__ exists,
> and if so, calls C.__instancecheck__(x) instead of its normal implementation.
But that's now what's implemented in Issue http://bugs.python.org/issue1708353 which behaves as you quoted (only on the metaclass).
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