How does a function know the docstring of its code object?
arnodel at gmail.com
Thu Sep 15 17:44:46 CEST 2011
On 15 September 2011 16:17, Ian Kelly <ian.g.kelly at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 5:10 AM, Arnaud Delobelle <arnodel at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> You can do:
>> def foo():
>> function = type(lambda:0)
>> foo2 = function(foo.__code__, globals())
>> assert foo2.__doc__ == "foodoc"
>> I am wondering how the function constructor knows that foo.__code__
>> has a docstring. [...]
> From what I'm seeing, it appears that if there is no docstring, the
> first constant will always be None. So if the first constant is a
> string, then it's a docstring.
Yes it seems to be the case. Even if None is not used in the
function, it appears in co_consts. Good thinking!
More information about the Python-list