Type/Class Distinction (was: RE: Future floating point directions? [was Re: floating point in 2.0])

Konrad Hinsen hinsen at cnrs-orleans.fr
Tue Jun 12 15:55:24 CEST 2001

Glyph Lefkowitz <glyph at twistedmatrix.com> writes:

> Could somebody please explain to me why removing the type/class
> distinction is a good idea?  I rather like the fact that it is readily
> apparent which objects are implemented in Python and which in C (and my

There is no problem in it being apparent, but being able to certain
things only to one kind of objects is rather limiting. I could list
many applications in which it would be convenient to subclass a
built-in type, for example.
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