[Python-Dev] quick poll: could int, str, tuple etc. become type objects?

Barry Scott barry@scottb.demon.co.uk
Thu, 7 Jun 2001 00:57:11 +0100

Adding the atomic types of python as classes I'm +1 on.

Perfomance is a problem for the parser to handle.

If you have not already done so I suggest that you look at
what MicroSoft .NET is doing in this area. In .NET, for example,
int is a class and they have the technology to define the
interface to an int and optimize the performace of the none
derived cases.