pylint #4087 E1010 (raising new style class) false positive with inner class [resolved]

Tom Dalton reported that the following code snippet

class C(object):

  class E(Exception):
      pass

  @staticmethod
  def test():
      raise C.E() # This line generates the pylint error

is raising E1010 with python 2.4

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