Author maggyero
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Date 2021-05-03.22:50:44
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Problem
-------

Actual behaviour:

```python
>>> getattr('foobar', 123)
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
TypeError: getattr(): attribute name must be string
>>> hasattr('foobar', 123)
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
TypeError: hasattr(): attribute name must be string
```

Expected behaviour:

```python
>>> getattr('foobar', 123)
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
TypeError: attribute name must be string, not 'int'
>>> hasattr('foobar', 123)
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
TypeError: attribute name must be string, not 'int'
```

Motivation:

```python
>>> setattr('foobar', 123, 'baz')
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
TypeError: attribute name must be string, not 'int'
>>> delattr('foobar', 123)
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
TypeError: attribute name must be string, not 'int'
```

Solution
--------

In the function `builtin_getattr` defined in Python/bltinmodule.c, we remove the following lines:

```c
if (!PyUnicode_Check(name)) {
        PyErr_SetString(PyExc_TypeError,
                        "getattr(): attribute name must be string");
        return NULL;
    }
```

because the expected `TypeError` message is already implemented in the subsequent call to the functions `_PyObject_LookupAttr` and `PyObject_GetAttr` defined in Objects/object.c:

```c
PyObject *
PyObject_GetAttr(PyObject *v, PyObject *name)
{
    PyTypeObject *tp = Py_TYPE(v);
    if (!PyUnicode_Check(name)) {
        PyErr_Format(PyExc_TypeError,
                     "attribute name must be string, not '%.200s'",
                     Py_TYPE(name)->tp_name);
        return NULL;
    }

[…]

int
_PyObject_LookupAttr(PyObject *v, PyObject *name, PyObject **result)
{
    PyTypeObject *tp = Py_TYPE(v);

    if (!PyUnicode_Check(name)) {
        PyErr_Format(PyExc_TypeError,
                     "attribute name must be string, not '%.200s'",
                     Py_TYPE(name)->tp_name);
        *result = NULL;
        return -1;
    }

[…]
```

Likewise, in the function `builtin_hasattr_impl` defined in Python/bltinmodule.c, we remove the following lines:

```c
if (!PyUnicode_Check(name)) {
        PyErr_SetString(PyExc_TypeError,
                        "hasattr(): attribute name must be string");
        return NULL;
    }
```

because the expected `TypeError` message is already implemented in the subsequent call to the function `_PyObject_LookupAttr` defined in Objects/object.c.
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