For review: PEP 308 - If-then-else expression

Michael Hudson mwh at
Mon Feb 10 16:22:56 CET 2003

aahz at (Aahz) writes:

> What was implicit in mentioning frequency, I think, is that the
> actual metric is frequency times power.  Metaclasses are very, very
> powerful, so even a low frequency gives them many "feature points".
> Also, metaclasses came essentially for free with new-style classes,
> which have many other reasons for existing.

Metaclasses were also already there, let's not forget.  Just even
harder to use.  "type of the base class is *what?*" <foom> <splatter>.


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