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Author Micah.Friesen
Recipients BreamoreBoy, Micah.Friesen, benjamin.peterson, daniel.urban, gangesmaster, pitrou, thomaslee
Date 2012-04-17.16:16:30
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I ran into this recently, as well, and have lost probably a day's worth of time debugging it. I submit that this is not a feature - I can't imagine a real-world scenario where you actually want to write debuggable code where a descriptor defers to __getattr__ (except perhaps for exception handling, in which case some re-factoring is in order), particularly because descriptors are effectively mix-ins and can be used on multiple classes.

I worked around this by writing an ancestor descriptor that catches AttributeErrors and re-raises them as a user-defined exception.
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