Author lpd
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Date 2007-07-23.05:35:32
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Doc section 3.4.2.3 says:

Data descriptors define both __get__() and __set__(). Non-data descriptors have just the __get__() method.

This is not quite detailed enough. By experiment, the next paragraph is the whole story, which I think should replace the above two sentences.

A descriptor can define any combination of __get__(), __set__(), and __delete__(). If it does not define __get__(), then accessing the attribute (a.x) will return the descriptor itself. If the descriptor defines __set__() and/or __delete__(), it is a data descriptor; if it defines neither, it is a non-data descriptor.

I realize that some combinations of __get__(), __set__(), and __delete__() are not very useful, but the documentation should cover all the cases.
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