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

Josiah Carlson jcarlson at uci.edu
Wed Jan 21 21:30:21 EST 2004

> 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>.

I'd be +1 on this being placed in the documentation, just to give
readers a chuckle every time they read about classes.  A little humor in
the docs never hurt.

 - Josiah

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