zero argument member functions versus properties

Ian Kelly ian.g.kelly at
Mon Nov 4 03:27:34 CET 2013

On Sun, Nov 3, 2013 at 2:23 PM, Peter Cacioppi <peter.cacioppi at> wrote:
> Ian said :
> " Whereas in Python, an attribute access is just
> compiled as an attribute access no matter what the underlying
> implementation of that access may end up being at run-time. "
> Really? Very nice. Have a good link handy for that? I'm compiling a codex of "why py is better?".

Sorry, no, but this fact should be apparent as a consequence of
Python's dynamicism.  Since the compiler generally can't predict what
the types of objects will be, the bytecode that it generates can't
depend on those types.

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