[Python-3000] [Python-Dev] PEP 367: New Super

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Mon May 21 02:11:24 CEST 2007

At 06:20 PM 5/20/2007 +1000, Tim Delaney wrote:
>Nick Coghlan wrote:
> > Tim Delaney wrote:
> >> So the question is, should the method store the class, or the name?
> >> Looking up by name could pick up a totally unrelated class, but
> >> storing the undecorated class could miss something important in the
> >> decoration.
> >
> > Couldn't we provide a mechanism whereby the cell can be adjusted to
> > point to the decorated class? (heck, the interpreter has access to
> > both classes after execution of the class statement - it could
> > probably arrange for this to happen automatically whenever the
> > decorated and undecorated classes are different).
>Yep - I thought of that. I think that's probably the right way to go.

Btw, PEP 3124 needs a way to receive the same class object at more or 
less the same moment, although in the form of a callback rather than 
a cell assignment.  Guido suggested I co-ordinate with you to design 
a mechanism for this.

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