[Python-Dev] quick poll: could int, str, tuple etc. become type objects?
Thu, 7 Jun 2001 11:09:51 +1000
> 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.
Actually, that is not completely true. There is a "value type" and a class
version. The value type is just the bits. The VM has instructions that
work in the value type. As far as I am aware, you can not use a derived
class with these instructions.
They also have the concept of "sealed" meaning they can not be subclassed.
Last time I looked, strings were an example of sealed classes.