Author josh.r
Recipients eelizondo, josh.r
Date 2018-12-08.03:01:11
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Batteries-included extension modules aren't limited to the public and/or limited API; they use tons of undocumented internal APIs (everything to do with Py_IDENTIFIERs being an obvious and frequently used non-public API).

_PyObject_LookupSpecial is necessary to lookup special methods on the class of an instance (bypassing the instance itself) when no C level slot is associated with the special method (e.g. the math module using it to look up __ceil__ to implement math.ceil). Sure, each of these modules could reimplement it from scratch, but I'm not seeing the point in doing so.
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