[Python-Dev] Capabilities

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Sun, 30 Mar 2003 14:08:19 -0500

> Having access to a particular instance should certainly not allow
> one to ask it for its class, and then instantiate the class with
> arbitrary constructor arguments.

Assuming the Python code in the class itself is not empowered in any
special way, I don't see why not.  So that suggests that you assume
classes can be empowered.  I can see this for classes implemented in
C; but how can classes implemented in pure Python be empowered?

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