Question on Standard Types
aahz at pythoncraft.com
Sun Sep 7 19:35:23 CEST 2003
In article <mailman.1062951612.13844.python-list at python.org>,
hostmaster <alpot at mylinuxsite.com> wrote:
>I'm quite new to Python and I am reading this book called 'Core Python
>Programming' by Wesley J. Chun. I think that this is not a new book but
>I believe some of the points are still valid.
>There is this part in the book where it says:
>"In Python, standard types are not classes, so creating integers and
>strings does not involve instantiation".
Actually, this bit *is* definitely out of date; Python 2.2 introduced
new-style classes, and all the standard types are now new-style classes.
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