[Python-Dev] Int FutureWarnings and other 2.4 TODOs

Greg Ewing greg at cosc.canterbury.ac.nz
Thu Dec 4 20:09:17 EST 2003

Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org>:

> > If you agree with this premise, then it suggests a different
> > approach. Use different implementations in C, but have type(x) in
> > Python lie.  type(x) would always return the type object which is
> > now known as "long".
> If this can be made to work, I like it.  __class__ should also be
> hacked, and isinstance(); and who knows how many other places, but
> probably not too many.

What would happen under this scheme if someone did try
to subclass int, or long? What would isinstance() make of
such subclasses?

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