[Python-Dev] PEP 3000 and new style classes

Tristan Seligmann mithrandi-python-dev at mithrandi.za.net
Thu Sep 8 23:13:07 CEST 2005

* Lisandro Dalcin <dalcinl at gmail.com> [2005-09-08 13:56:07 -0300]:

> Yes, you are right. But this way, you are making explicit a behavior
> that will be implicit in the future.
> For example, we could also do:
>     two = float(4)/float(2)
> instead of 
>     from __future__ import division
>     two = 4/2

Why does it matter if the single statement you insert is spelled
"__metaclass__ = type" instead of "from __future__ import whatever"?
Remember, unlike the division example, you would only have to insert one
statement, as opposed to changing every use of integer division.
mithrandi, i Ainil en-Balandor, a faer Ambar
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