[Python-Dev] PEP 557: Data Classes

Stefan Krah stefan at bytereef.org
Thu Sep 14 13:45:28 EDT 2017

On Thu, Sep 14, 2017 at 10:24:52AM -0700, Mike Miller wrote:
> An elegant name can make the difference between another obscure
> module thrown in the stdlib to be never seen again and one that gets
> used every day.  Which is more intuitive?
>     from collections import record

I'd expect something like a C struct or an ML record.

>     from dataclass import dataclass

This is more intuitive, since the PEP example also has attached methods
like total_cost().  I don't think this is really common for records.

Stefan Krah

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