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

Tim Peters tim.one at comcast.net
Wed Jan 21 20:36:07 EST 2004

[Barry Warsaw]
> ...
> I'd love it if we could come up with a different term for these beasts
> that "new style classes".

Then let me suggest ectomorphic classes, as opposed to the previous
endomorphic classes.  Roll-your-own classes can be called mesomorphic
classes.  Extension classes can be called paleomorphic classes.  Then
there's a precise term for each kind, and bystanders are automically
informed by the very terminology used that their lives are too short to
worry about the distinctions being drawn <wink>.

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