[docs] [issue16508] include the "object" type in the lists of documented types

Chris Jerdonek report at bugs.python.org
Mon Nov 19 01:14:41 CET 2012


New submission from Chris Jerdonek:

This issue is to add the "object" type to the list of types documented in the language reference's standard type hierarchy and the library reference's list of built-in types:

http://docs.python.org/dev/reference/datamodel.html#the-standard-type-hierarchy
http://docs.python.org/dev/library/stdtypes.html#other-built-in-types

The constructor is documented here:

http://docs.python.org/dev/library/functions.html#object

In the documentation, it might also be worth stating explicitly which of the special methods the object type defines:

http://docs.python.org/dev/reference/datamodel.html#special-method-names

For example, object.__str__ is defined, but object.__bytes__ is not.  By doing this, users will know which special methods user-defined classes will automatically inherit.

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assignee: docs at python
components: Documentation
messages: 175938
nosy: chris.jerdonek, docs at python, eric.araujo, ezio.melotti, georg.brandl
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: include the "object" type in the lists of documented types
type: enhancement
versions: Python 3.2, Python 3.3, Python 3.4

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