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Author stutzbach
Recipients eric.araujo, rhettinger, stutzbach
Date 2010-07-10.23:42:23
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In this case, the concrete class is the one missing a method.  

Concrete classes are allowed to provide more features than the corresponding ABC, but the converse is not true to the best of my knowledge.

dict_keys .register()s as supporting the Set ABC, so it does not automatically pick up the method through inheritance.  Put another way:

>>> # dict_keys provides the Set ABC API
>>> isinstance({}.keys(), collections.Set)

>>> # The Set ABC provides isdisjoint
>>> hasattr(collections.Set, 'isdisjoint') 

>>> # Ergo, dict_keys should provide isdisjoint ... but it doesn't
>>> hasattr({}.keys(), 'isdisjoint')       

See also Issue9213 for another case where a concrete class is missing a method provided by an ABC it claims to support.

I sort of wonder if .register() should verify that the concrete class provides all of the methods of the ABC.
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