__subclasses__

Johannes Gijsbers spamtrash at softhome.net
Tue Jun 18 10:53:01 CEST 2002


jimrowe at optilink.com (James Rowe) wrote in message news:<a9bcagho74.22t.jimrowe at optilink.com>...
> So I suppose the question is: Why is __subclasses__ not documented
> or listed?  Can we safely use __subclasses__ and not worry about
> it "going away" in the future?

Last time I checked most of the work done in unifying types and
classes wasn't documented yet. I'm not sure __subclasses__ and the
unification are related, but I guess so.

The only info I've found was a thread by Bruce Eckel[1]. He also
mentions it in the draft of his book Thinking in Python.

jlg

[1] http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2001-December/075864.html
[2] http://www.mindview.net/Books/TIPython



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