Author terry.reedy
Recipients jdemeyer, ncoghlan, rhettinger, terry.reedy
Date 2018-04-13.22:46:48
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Nick and Raymond, I added both of you as nosy because, among other reasons, you commented on the latest version of PEP575.

I agree that there is a bug in current CPython, in that the is* functions should return, not raise, but I am not sure where is it, and hence if the PR is the right fix.  I am wondering if, instead, the bug is in m, the object returned by MethodType, or in attribute lookup thereupon.

MethodType is the type of bound user-defined (Python-coded) functions and ismethod is true for instances thereof.  Consider 4 other bound methods, two 'normal'(callable is method of instance class) and two, like Jeroen's, 'odd' (callable not related to int).

>>> cm = Callable().__call__
>>> cm.__code__
<code object __call__ at 0x00000202C1C53780, file "<pyshell#5>", line 2>
>>> cm.__name__

>>> cm2 = MethodType(Callable.__call__, Callable())
>>> cm2.__code__
<code object __call__ at 0x00000202C1C53780, file "<pyshell#5>", line 2>
>>> cm2.__name__

>>> m2 = MethodType(Callable.__call__, 42)
>>> m2.__code__
<code object __call__ at 0x00000202C1C53780, file "<pyshell#5>", line 2>
>>> m2.__name__
>>> m2()

>>> m3 = MethodType(Callable().__call__, 42)
>>> m3.__code__
<code object __call__ at 0x00000202C1C53780, file "<pyshell#5>", line 2>
>>> m3.__name__
>>> m3()

>>> m = MethodType(Callable(), 42)
>>> m.__code__
... AttributeError: 'Callable' object has no attribute '__code__'
>>> m.__name__
... AttributeError: 'Callable' object has no attribute '__name__'
>>> m()

They all have the same attributes exposed by dir(), which omits both'__name__', promised in the docstring for ismethod*, and '__code__', assumed by the is--- functions under discussion.

>>> dir(cm) == dir(cm2) == dir(m) == dir(m2) == dir(m3)
>>> ('__code__' in dir(cm)) or ('__name__' in dir(cm))

However, accessing those names anyway, as (hidden) attributes, works for all but m.  Should doing so also work for m?  (If not, the ismethod docstring should not 'guarantee' .__name__.)

* "    Instance method objects provide these attributes:
        __doc__         documentation string
        __name__        name with which this method was defined
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