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Author pitrou
Recipients BreamoreBoy, amaury.forgeotdarc, dmaurer, eric.araujo, eric.snow, facundobatista, flub, gvanrossum, jotr, meador.inge, pitrou, python-dev, vpelletier
Date 2012-01-18.16:29:58
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Thanks for noticing. The doc for ismethod() says:

  “Return true if the object is a bound method written in Python.”

and the docstring agrees with that:

  “Return true if the object is an instance method. [...]”

So the change isn't properly a regression when reading the docs. On the other hand, it's true that some code may rely on the previous behaviour, and the discrepancy between getmembers() and a manual test can be confusing.

By the way, Python 3 has ismethod() right:

>>> class B:
...   def f(self): pass
>>> inspect.ismethod(B.f)
>>> inspect.ismethod(B().f)
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2012-01-18 16:29:59pitrousetrecipients: + pitrou, gvanrossum, facundobatista, dmaurer, amaury.forgeotdarc, flub, eric.araujo, meador.inge, jotr, BreamoreBoy, python-dev, eric.snow, vpelletier
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