[issue1173475] __slots__ for subclasses of variable length types
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Wed Aug 11 21:16:37 CEST 2010
Raymond Hettinger <rhettinger at users.sourceforge.net> added the comment:
ISTM the space saving of value of __slots__ isn't typically needed in the context of variable length built-in types.
Guido has long regarded __slots__ as a confusing hack. That should warn us away for extending its functionality.
Unless there are some compelling use cases, a simple and clean patch, and a clear one sentence explanation for users, I recommend this feature request be closed.
Michael, do you still want this?
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