Author terry.reedy
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Date 2018-11-02.20:22:01
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It is an implementation detail that some people need to know, and that is very unlikely to change.  In the pydev thread, Guido said
My feeling is that limiting it to strings is fine, but checking those
strings for resembling identifiers is pointless and wasteful."

We occasionally document such things in a 'CPython implementation detail' note.  I don't know the proper markup for these.  At present, I think the note should be in setattr and **kwargs docs.
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