[Python-Dev] Classes with ordered namespaces

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Fri Jun 28 00:02:59 CEST 2013

On 28 Jun 2013 07:46, "PJ Eby" <pje at telecommunity.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 27, 2013 at 4:48 AM, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I'd be tempted to kill PEP 422 as not worth the hassle if we did this.
> I assume you mean the "namespace" keyword part of PEP 422, since PEP
> 422's class initialization feature is entirely orthogonal to
> definition order or namespace customization.  (Indeed, I cannot recall
> a single instance of class initialization in my code that actually
> *cared* about definition order.  Certainly I haven't had any
> situations where a pre-existing definition order would've eliminated
> the need for a class-level initialization.)

That and the second argument to the new initialisation hook. So you're
right, the consequences for PEP 422 would be "greatly simplify" rather than

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