[Python-Dev] type vs. class terminology

Chris Jerdonek chris.jerdonek at gmail.com
Mon Nov 26 06:01:18 CET 2012

I would like to know when we should use "class" in the Python 3
documentation, and when we should use "type."  Are these terms
synonymous in Python 3, and do we have a preference for which to use
and when?

I'm sure this has been discussed before.  But if this terminology
issue has already been resolved, the resolution doesn't seem to be
reflected in the docs.  For example, the glossary entries for type and
class don't reference each other.



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