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Author rhettinger
Recipients Claudiu.Popa, belopolsky, christian.heimes, eric.snow, ethan.furman, ionelmc, jedwards, llllllllll, r.david.murray, rhettinger, steven.daprano, terry.reedy
Date 2015-04-20.04:02:26
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Unless there are some serious objections, I propose to close this on the basis of "practicality beats purity" (and as David Murray noted, there may not be a pure answer).   Eric Snow's comments are dead-on.

AFAICT, there isn't a real problem here and the API for better-or-worse has proven to be usable in practice (the callable() API has been around practically forever and the descriptor protocol has been around since Py2.2 -- if there were a real issue here, it would have reared it head long ago).
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