[Python-Dev] Re: Class/type dichotomy thoughts

Greg Ewing greg@cosc.canterbury.ac.nz
Tue, 07 Nov 2000 17:19:46 +1300 (NZDT)

"M.-A. Lemburg" <mal@lemburg.com>:

> Then it sets the type id to PyDict_TypeID and Python will
> use it as if it were an original dictionary object.

Hang on a minute. What sort of assumptions is the
interpreter going to be making based on the fact that
the type id is PyDict_TypeID? Can it be sure that this
new case-insensitive dictionary doesn't break them

In other words, what does this new type_id thing
actually *mean*?

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