[Python-3000] Metaclasses in Py3K

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Wed Dec 13 01:01:31 CET 2006

Phillip J. Eby wrote:
> At 11:07 AM 12/12/2006 -0800, Thomas Wouters wrote:
>>I do wonder why classes don't use fast locals, though.

Probably because (a) class creation is rarely a speed
bottleneck in any program, and (b) by using a dict
you end up with it already in the right form for
passing to the class constructor.

>      def some_func(an_ob, whatever):
>          ...
>      class Foo:
>          some_func = some_func
> Wouldn't work any more if you switched to fast locals.

Which wouldn't be a huge loss, since you can always
rename the function to something different outside the


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