[Python-Dev] Requesting that a class be a new-style class
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Sat Feb 19 09:01:14 CET 2005
> > This is something I've typed way too many times:
> > Py> class C():
> > File "<stdin>", line 1
> > class C():
> > ^
> > SyntaxError: invalid syntax
> > It's the asymmetry with functions that gets to me - defining a
> > function with no arguments still requires parentheses in the
> > definition statement, but defining a class with no bases requires the
> > parentheses to be omitted.
> Seconded. It's always irked me enough that it's the only ``apology''
> for Python syntax you'll see in the Nutshell -- top of p. 71, "The
> syntax of the class statement has a small, tricky difference from that
> of the def statement" etc.
+1 For me, this would come-up when experimenting with mixins. Adding and removing a mixin usually entailed a corresponding
change to the parentheses.
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