[Python-Dev] PEP: Ordered Class Definition Namespace

Eric Snow ericsnowcurrently at gmail.com
Tue Jun 7 14:39:06 EDT 2016

On Tue, Jun 7, 2016 at 11:32 AM, Terry Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu> wrote:
> On 6/7/2016 1:51 PM, Eric Snow wrote:
>> Note: just to be clear, this PEP is *not* about changing
>> ``type.__dict__`` to ``OrderedDict``.
> By 'type', do you mean the one and one objected named 'type or the class
> being defined?  To be really clear, will the following change?
>>>> class C: pass
>>>> type(C.__dict__)
> <class 'mappingproxy'>

I mean the latter, "type" -> the class being defined.

> If the proposal only affects (slows) the class definition process, and then
> only minimally, and has no effect on class use, then +1 on being able to
> avoid metaclass and prepare for its most common current usage.

That is all correct.


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