[Python-Dev] RE: Hot-To Guide for Descriptors - Nits! :-)

Jeremy Hylton jeremy at alum.mit.edu
Wed Jan 21 17:31:27 EST 2004

On Wed, 2004-01-21 at 17:23, Neil Schemenauer wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 21, 2004 at 04:55:51PM -0500, Barry Warsaw wrote:
> > I'd love it if we could come up with a different term for these beasts
> > that "new style classes".  Some day they won't be new any more, and may
> > in fact be the only kind of classes in Python.
> Yes.  We should also rename 'newcompile.c' to 'astcompile.c' or
> something else before merging the AST branch.  I've been on a chess
> kick recently and I find it humorous that the era of hyper-modern
> openings was about 80 years ago.

I had originally planned to just call it compile.c after the merge, but
kept it separate so I could also have the original compiler on the same
branch.  astcompile.c sounds better.

The computing literature has got lots of papers with new in the title,
but most of the papers are old.


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