[Python-3000] Metaclasses in Py3K

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Sat Dec 9 01:20:54 CET 2006

Talin wrote:
 > In other words, the
 > __metaclass__ statement would have a side-effect of replacing the
 > locals() dict with a mapping object supplied by the metaclass.

__metaclass__ isn't a statement, it's just an
attribute that is interpreted in a special way
*after* the class namespace has been populated,
by which time it's too late to do what you


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