[Python-Dev] Simplify the file-like-object interface (Replacement for print in Python 3.0)

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Wed Sep 7 05:33:42 CEST 2005

Steven Bethard wrote:

> Could
> someone briefly explain why mixins wouldn't work in C code?

Depends on what you mean by "work in C code". It's only
possible for a type object to inherit C struct members
from one base class, since the struct has to be an
extension of the base C struct. Dynamic attributes and
methods can be inherited from multiple base classes,
however, if you're willing to write the necessary C code
to create the type object dynamically, as would happen
if it were being defined with Python code.

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