[Python-Dev] PEP 557: Data Classes

Ivan Levkivskyi levkivskyi at gmail.com
Fri Sep 8 19:19:20 EDT 2017

On 9 September 2017 at 01:00, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:

> I think it would be useful to write 1-2 sentences about the problem with
> inheritance -- in that case you pretty much have to use a metaclass,
It is not the case now. I think __init_subclass__ has almost the same
possibilities as a decorator, it just updates an already created class and
can add some methods to it.
This is a more subtle question, these two for example would be equivalent:

from dataclass import Data, Frozen

class Point(Frozen, Data):
    x: int
    y: int


from dataclass import dataclass

class Point:
    x: int
    y: int

But the problem with inheritance based pattern is that it cannot support
automatic addition of __slots__.
Also I think a decorator will be easier to maintain.
But on the other hand I think inheritance based scheme is a bit more

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