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Author michael.foord
Recipients benjamin.peterson, gvanrossum, michael.foord, ncoghlan, pitrou
Date 2010-09-01.15:06:02
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Since the addition of __dir__, dir(obj) can return arbitrary values. Typically (I guess) this will be used to add dynamically created attributes that this function will fail to find - so it is *more* likely that we will fail to find something in dir than the reverse.

__dir__ could also be  used to filter non-public members that getattr(...) would find. I would find it odd that getattr finds a member that exists but this function fails. I think this function is more akin to getattr than dir.

Perhaps a better warning would be that this function may fail to find members that getattr finds?
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2010-09-01 15:06:04michael.foordsetmessageid: <1283353564.01.0.130344241302.issue9732@psf.upfronthosting.co.za>
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