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Author Aaron Hall
Recipients Aaron Hall, JJeffries, eric.araujo, ezio.melotti, pconnell, rhettinger
Date 2018-05-29.01:18:18
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Should pydoc treat a partial object like a function?

Should a partial be an instance of a function?

Should we be able to add all the nice things that functions have to it?

If we want that, should we simply instantiate a function the normal way, with a new function definition? That is, instead of this:

>>> from functools import partial
>>> basetwo = partial(int, base=2)
>>> basetwo.__doc__ = 'convert base 2 string to int'

do this:

def basetwo(string:str) -> int:
    'convert base 2 string to int'
    return int(string, base=2)

Otherwise, either the partial definition or pydoc needs some work.

(Cheers and bump!)
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