[Python-checkins] CVS: python/dist/src/Misc NEWS,1.241,1.242
Wed, 12 Sep 2001 22:38:57 -0700
Update of /cvsroot/python/python/dist/src/Misc
In directory usw-pr-cvs1:/tmp/cvs-serv20497/python/Misc
SF bug [#460467] file objects should be subclassable.
Preliminary support. What's here works, but needs fine-tuning.
RCS file: /cvsroot/python/python/dist/src/Misc/NEWS,v
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*** NEWS 2001/09/12 23:40:29 1.241
--- NEWS 2001/09/13 05:38:55 1.242
*** 4,7 ****
--- 4,12 ----
+ - The builtin file type can be subclassed now. In the usual pattern,
+ "file" is the name of the builtin type, and file() is a new builtin
+ constructor, with the same signature as the builtin open() function.
+ file() is now the preferred way to open a file.
- In 2.2a3, hash() applied to an instance of a subclass of str or unicode
always returned 0. This has been repaired.