Chris Kang thinks this is interesting: A descriptor is any object whose class supplies a special method named __get__. From 4. Object-Oriented Python from Python in a Nutshell, 3rd Edition by Steve Holden, Anna Ravenscroft, Alex Martelli Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc. Released: April 2017 Note Note that this is a class method, not object method. Share this highlight http://www.safaribooksonline.com/a/python-in-a/21746860/ Twitter Facebook Google Plus Email Get Instant Access Now Start a Free Trial Have an account? Sign in. Minimise Unlock the rest of Python in a Nutshell, 3rd Edition and 30,000 other books and videos By clicking this box, you confirm that you have read and agree to the terms and conditions of our Membership Agreement, and you understand that when your trial period ends, you will be required to provide billing information if you wish to continue using the service. Unlock the rest of this book Start a Free 10-Day Trial loading Learn about Safari for Business Have an account? Sign in.