[Python-Dev] type/class unification and ExtensionClass

Guido van Rossum guido@digicool.com
Tue, 22 May 2001 12:23:52 -0400

> I know Guido has recently been working on some of the type/class unification
> issues (PEPs 252 and 253).

And I'm not done yet. :-)

> Will this affect ExtensionClass?  In particular,
> will it go away or have to be reworked significantly for Python 2.2 or 2.3?

Probably.  Jim Fulton in particular asked me to work on this because
he wants to phase out ExtensionClass.

> The new PyGtk wrappers use the ExtensionClass module.  I'm curious about how
> hard it would be to move away from ExtensionClass for these wrappers.  My
> reading of PEP 253 suggests this shouldn't be too difficult.

I don't think so either.

> I'd ask Guido directly, but I figure other people on this list might also
> have useful input on the issue and/or be able to answer, saving him the
> time.  At any rate, he will see it posted here just the same.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)