[Python-Dev] type categories

Jeremy Hylton jeremy@alum.mit.edu
Sat, 24 Aug 2002 11:15:56 -0400

Good point, Oren.  We now have two requirements for interfaces that
are different than the standard inheritance mechanism.  It should be
possible to:     

  - inherit from a class without implementing that class's interfaces

  - declare that a class implements an interface outside the class

It's harder to support the second requirement using the current
inheritance mechanism.