Author r.david.murray
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Date 2011-05-03.21:43:39
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Well, then I suppose my question is why isn't __contains__ looked up?  Other special methods that don't exist on Y do cause __getattr__ to be called.  Why is __contains__ special?  The docs for __getattr__ don't hint at this possibility either.

I think the people that understand this must have a mental model of how the interpreter looks up methods that has some pieces that are missing from mine.  I guess I'd like those bits to be made explicit in the special method lookup docs, or if they are already documented somewhere, for there to be a pointer to them in the special method lookup docs.
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