Author xtreak
Recipients cjw296, mariocj89, michael.foord, pablogsal, xtreak
Date 2018-12-11.14:47:32
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This is a bug report for that I was asked to raise as a separate issue.

1. When we call create_autospec it calls _get_signature_object that gets the signature for the given parameter. With functools.partial it returns a partial object and hence while getting the signature it returns the signature for the constructor of partial instead of the underlying function passed to functools.partial. I think a check needs to be added to make sure not to use func.__init__ when it's a partial object.

2. When we call create_autospect on a class that has a partialmethod the self parameter is not skipped in the signature and thus it creates a signature with self causing error. The fix would be to handle partialmethod also in _must_skip that determines whether to skip self or not.

Sample reproducer : 

from functools import partial, partialmethod
from unittest.mock import create_autospec
import inspect

def foo(a, b):

p = partial(foo, 1)
m = create_autospec(p)
m(1, 2, 3) # passes since signature is set as (*args, **kwargs) the signature of functools.partial constructor. This should throw TypeError under autospec

class A:

    def f(self, a, b):
        print(a, b)

    g = partialmethod(f, 1)

m = create_autospec(A)
m().g(1, 2) # passes since signature is set as (self, b) and self is not skipped in _must_skip thus self=1, b=2. This should throw TypeError under autospec since the valid call is m().g(2)
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