[Python-Dev] PEP 557: Data Classes

Stefan Krah stefan at bytereef.org
Thu Sep 14 14:12:48 EDT 2017

On Thu, Sep 14, 2017 at 11:06:15AM -0700, Mike Miller wrote:
> On 2017-09-14 10:45, Stefan Krah wrote:
> >I'd expect something like a C struct or an ML record.
> Struct is taken, and your second example is record.

*If* the name were collections.record, I'd expect collections.record to
be something like a C struct or an ML record. I'm NOT proposing "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.
> Every class can be extended, does that mean they can't be given appropriate names?

A class is not a record. This brief conversation already convinced me that
"record" is a bad name for the proposed construct.

Stefan Krah

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