[Python-projects] pylint: class methods created by metaclass not recognized

Sylvain =?UTF-8?Q?Th=E9nault?= sylvain.thenault at logilab.fr
Mon Oct 29 10:00:03 CET 2007

On Sun, Oct 28, 2007 at 11:26:35AM +0000, Amorilia wrote:
> Pylint 0.13.2 says "Instance of 'XYZ' has no 'xyz' member" when a
> class XYZ has a method xyz created by its metaclass. Attached is a
> very simple example triggering the bug. (The use case I'm interested
> in is a metaclass which parses an xml file in order to serialize,
> among many other things, attribute creation in a class, on which I'm
> getting of course a huge amount of these pylint errors.)
> Aside, I looked into checkers/typecheck.py in an attempt to fix it as
> the error seems to be triggered there. I was a bit lost in the code
> though. Does pylint actually instantiate metaclasses of classes (i.e.
> create the classes) that it must check?

no that's the problem, there is no actual metaclass support in astng
(pylint's code representation). This has been planned for a while now 
but is not yet implemented :(

> """Simple metaclass example."""
> from types import MethodType
> class MetaIncrement(type):
>     """A metaclass that adds an 'increment' and 'decrement' function to the
>     class implementation."""
>     def __init__(cls, name, bases, dct):
>         """Add an 'increment' function to the class cls."""
>         super(MetaIncrement, cls).__init__(name, bases, dict)
>         print "instanciating metaclass..."
>         print "  class : %s" % name
>         print "  bases : %s" % (bases,)
>         print "  dict  : %s" % dct
>         setattr(cls, 'increment', lambda self, k : k+1)
>         setattr(cls, 'decrement', lambda self, k : k-1)
> class Test:
>     """A basic class with MetaIncrement metaclass."""
>     __metaclass__ = MetaIncrement
>     def __init__(self):
>         """Print functions."""
>         print "instanciating class..."
>         print "  methods:"
>         for attrname in dir(self):
>             if isinstance(getattr(self, attrname), MethodType):
>                 print "    %s" % attrname
> TESTVAR = Test()
> print(TESTVAR.increment(3))
> print(TESTVAR.decrement(10))

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