What is a classmethod for?

Dennis Peterson denpeterson at yahoo.com
Sun Jun 2 12:26:07 EDT 2002

class C:
    def foo(cls):
        print cls
    foo = classmethod(foo)

class D(C):

c = C()
d = D()
c.foo() prints __main__.C
d.foo() prints __main__.D

That's nice, but I can't think of a use for it, given that we have
inheritance and isinstance(). Can anyone enlighten me?


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