[Python-Dev] Documentation for __new__

Steven Bethard steven.bethard at gmail.com
Sat Mar 5 21:32:26 CET 2005

On Sat, 5 Mar 2005 11:39:42 -0500, Greg Ward <gward at python.net> wrote:
> On 05 March 2005, Nick Coghlan said:
> > Steven Bethard has put together some text to add __new__ to the list of
> > Basic Customisation methods in the language reference. Would one of the
> > documentation folks care to take a look at it?
>   Typical usage is to create a new instance of the class by
>   invoking the superclass's __new__() method using
>   "super(currentclass, cls).__new__([...])"

Sorry I didn't catch this originally, but this should be
    "super(currentclass, cls).__new__(cls[, ...])"
since __new__ is a staticmethod.

Steve Bethard
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