strong/weak - dynamic/static [Was: Getting started]

Alex Martelli aleax at
Thu Sep 19 11:40:08 EDT 2002

Henrik Motakef wrote:
>> Python 2.2.1 (#1, Jun 25 2002, 10:55:46)
> There's a difference between a type and a class, I guess...

In the release of Python you use, the default metaclass for
your classes is still such as to force a difference, yes.

Just use one of the many ways to make your classes new-style
(e.g., a global variable __metaclass__=type will do) if you
are bothered by this distinction (gradually going away, but
with care for backwards compatibility, of course).


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