[PyQt] TypeError with getattr() in 4.8.3

Peter Shinners pshinners at blizzard.com
Thu Mar 10 23:44:51 GMT 2011

There is a surprising TypeError using getattr. This only happens when the attribute being queried does not exist. This is happening on Windows and Osx with Python 2.5

>>> from PyQt4 import QtCore
>>> obj = QtCore.QObject()
>>> getattr(obj, "doesNotExist", False)
exceptions.TypeError, 'sip.methoddescriptor' object is not callable

If accessing this attribute directly, the same TypeError is given, instead of an expected AttributeError. Note that hasattr() is working as expected.

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