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Author ionelmc
Recipients Claudiu.Popa, belopolsky, christian.heimes, eric.snow, ethan.furman, ionelmc, jedwards, llllllllll, r.david.murray, rhettinger, steven.daprano, terry.reedy
Date 2015-04-20.08:43:13
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On Mon, Apr 20, 2015 at 7:02 AM, Raymond Hettinger <>

> 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).

​I think this is largely a product of misunderstanding the issue. As you
can see in the early comments in the thread, the fact that special methods
​use descriptors is really really obscure.

-- Ionel Cristian Mărieș,
Date User Action Args
2015-04-20 08:43:14ionelmcsetrecipients: + ionelmc, rhettinger, terry.reedy, belopolsky, christian.heimes, steven.daprano, r.david.murray, Claudiu.Popa, ethan.furman, eric.snow, llllllllll, jedwards
2015-04-20 08:43:13ionelmclinkissue23990 messages
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