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Title: make inspect Signature hashable
Type: enhancement Stage:
Components: Library (Lib) Versions: Python 3.5
Status: closed Resolution: fixed
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: Nosy List: Antony.Lee, brett.cannon, larry, ncoghlan, python-dev, yselivanov
Priority: normal Keywords: patch

Created on 2014-01-21 16:50 by yselivanov, last changed 2022-04-11 14:57 by admin. This issue is now closed.

File name Uploaded Description Edit
hashable_signature_01.patch yselivanov, 2014-01-21 16:50 review
issue20334-2.01.patch yselivanov, 2014-09-12 14:26 review
signature-hash-and-equality.patch Antony.Lee, 2014-09-12 18:02 review
Messages (12)
msg208671 - (view) Author: Yury Selivanov (yselivanov) * (Python committer) Date: 2014-01-21 16:50
inspect.Signature and inspect.Parameter are immutable structures, and it makes sense to make them hashable too.

Patch is attached.
msg208673 - (view) Author: Brett Cannon (brett.cannon) * (Python committer) Date: 2014-01-21 16:59
This is a new feature so it can't go into Python 3.4.
msg208674 - (view) Author: Yury Selivanov (yselivanov) * (Python committer) Date: 2014-01-21 17:00
Fair enough.
msg214962 - (view) Author: Yury Selivanov (yselivanov) * (Python committer) Date: 2014-03-27 16:14
If nobody has any objections on this, I'm going to commit this in 3.5 soon.
msg215768 - (view) Author: Roundup Robot (python-dev) (Python triager) Date: 2014-04-08 15:47
New changeset 932d69ef0c63 by Yury Selivanov in branch 'default':
inspect: Make Signature and Parameter hashable. Issue #20334.
msg225343 - (view) Author: Antony Lee (Antony.Lee) * Date: 2014-08-15 06:01
The hash function of the Signature class is actually incompatible with the definition of Signature equality, which doesn't consider the order of keyword-only arguments:

>>> from inspect import signature
>>> s1 = signature(lambda *, x, y: None); s2 = signature(lambda *, y, x: None)
>>> s1 == s2
>>> hash(s1) == hash(s2)

Actually the implementation of Signature.__eq__ seems way too complicated; I would suggest making a helper method returning (return_annotation, tuple(non-kw-only-params), frozenset(kw-only-params)) so that __eq__ can compare these values while __hash__ can hash that tuple.
msg225361 - (view) Author: Yury Selivanov (yselivanov) * (Python committer) Date: 2014-08-15 19:20
Thanks, Antony, this is a good catch. Your suggestion seems like a good idea. I'll look into this more closely soon.
msg225364 - (view) Author: Antony Lee (Antony.Lee) * Date: 2014-08-15 20:37
Actually, that specific solution (using a helper method) will fail because there may be unhashable params (due to unhashable default values or annotations) among the keyword-only arguments, so it may not be possible to build a frozenset (rather, one should compare the { param if param.kind == KEYWORD_ONLY} dict).  The frozenset approach still works for computing the hash as this requires all params to be hashable anyways.
msg226820 - (view) Author: Yury Selivanov (yselivanov) * (Python committer) Date: 2014-09-12 14:26
Antonie, I'm attaching a patch (issue20334-2.01.patch) to this issue which should fix the problem. Please review.
msg226831 - (view) Author: Antony Lee (Antony.Lee) * Date: 2014-09-12 18:02
While your patch works, I think it is a good opportunity to simplify the implementation of Signature.__eq__, which is *much* more complicated than what it should be.
Please comment on the attached patch, which uses the helper method approach I suggested.
msg226840 - (view) Author: Roundup Robot (python-dev) (Python triager) Date: 2014-09-12 19:48
New changeset 3b974b61e74d by Yury Selivanov in branch 'default':
inspect.Signature: Fix discrepancy between __eq__ and __hash__.
msg226841 - (view) Author: Yury Selivanov (yselivanov) * (Python committer) Date: 2014-09-12 19:50
Antony, I've tweaked the patch a bit and it's now in default branch. Thank you!
Date User Action Args
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2014-09-12 19:48:11python-devsetmessages: + msg226840
2014-09-12 18:02:14Antony.Leesetfiles: + signature-hash-and-equality.patch

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2014-09-12 14:26:03yselivanovsetfiles: + issue20334-2.01.patch

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2014-08-15 20:37:59Antony.Leesetmessages: + msg225364
2014-08-15 19:20:38yselivanovsetmessages: + msg225361
2014-08-15 06:01:40Antony.Leesetnosy: + Antony.Lee
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2014-04-08 15:47:22yselivanovsetstatus: open -> closed
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2014-04-08 15:47:11python-devsetnosy: + python-dev
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2014-03-27 16:14:08yselivanovsetmessages: + msg214962
2014-01-21 17:00:41yselivanovsetmessages: + msg208674
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versions: + Python 3.5, - Python 3.4
2014-01-21 16:50:24yselivanovcreate