Re: How to mix-in __getattr__ after the fact?

Thanks for all of the responses; everyone was exactly correct, and
obeying the binding rules for special methods did work in the example
above. Unfortunately, I only have read-only access to the class
itself (it was a VTK class wrapped with SWIG), so I had to find
another way to accomplish what I was after.

On Oct 28, 10:26 pm, Lie Ryan <lie.1...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 10/29/2011 05:20 AM, Ethan Furman wrote:

Python only looks up __xxx__ methods in new-style classes on the class
itself, not on the instances.

So this works:

class Cow(object):

def attrgetter(self, a):
print "CAUGHT: Attempting to get attribute", a

bessie = Cow()

Cow.__getattr__ = attrgetter

print bessie.milk

a minor modification might be useful:

bessie = Cow()
bessie.__class__.__getattr__ = attrgetter