[Python-Dev] Re: [Python-checkins] python/dist/src/Lib types.py,1.26,1.27
Guido van Rossum
Thu, 23 May 2002 14:41:40 -0400
Specific tasks, by the way:
- Add a 'string' built-in type that's the common base class for str
- Make buffer, xrange, and slice into new-stype types.
- Figure out which type names are commonly tested for that aren't yet
built-ins, and propose a way to expose their names.
- The 'new' module may also become deprecated; its functions
(instance, instancemethod, function, code, module, and classobj)
should be implementable by calling the appropriate types (not all of
these are their own factories yet, so that's another task). Then
for compatibility, a module "new.py" may be provided that implements
the interfaces in a backward-compatible way.
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)