[Python-Dev] Community buildbots

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Fri Jul 14 07:27:57 CEST 2006

Bob Ippolito wrote:

> "from __future__ import new_classes" exists, but the syntax is  
> different:
> __metaclass__ = type

Although it's not a very obvious spelling,
particularly to the casual reader who may not be
familiar with the intricacies of classes and
metaclasses. I don't think it would hurt to have
it available as a __future__ import as well.

There's also the advantage that all of a
module's future assumptions could then be
documented uniformly in one place, i.e. in
a __future__ import at the top.


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