[Python-Dev] Removing types module from stdlib
Fri, 31 May 2002 15:30:08 -0400
Guido van Rossum wrote:
> > There was talk about changing string (the base class) to something
> > else since it was the same name as the module. Was there ever a
> > decision made?
> Oops, no. Let's call it basestring. Can you do that?
> > But this is not what I would expect:
> > >>> import string
> > >>> class newstr(string): pass
> > ...
> > # i would have expected this to raise a TypeError
> > >>> x = newstr()
> > Traceback (most recent call last):
> > File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
> > TypeError: 'module' object is not callable
> > Perhaps this error should be handled when the class is constructed
> > rather than when instantiating an object?
> Can you submit a SF bug report for this? It has nothing to do with
> string per se -- the bug is that you can use any module as a base
> class. :-(