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Author rhettinger
Date 2003-09-16.04:48:43
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Referring to Guido for pronouncement.

I've been thinking that this one could be left alone and just 
document that super objects only do their magic upon 
explicit attribute lookup.

Otherwise, fixing it completely involves combing Python for 
every place that directly calls functions from the slots table, 
and then adding a followup call using attribute lookup if the 
slot is empty.

When it comes to functions like repr(obj), I think we want 
the super object to identify itself rather than forwarding the 
call to the target object's __repr__() method.

The downside of leaving it alone is that it breaks the 
symmetry between obj[k] and obj.__getitem__[k].

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