Question on Standard Types

Aahz aahz at
Sun Sep 7 19:35:23 CEST 2003

In article <mailman.1062951612.13844.python-list at>,
hostmaster  <alpot at> wrote:
>I'm quite new to Python and I am reading this book called 'Core Python
>Programming' by Wesley J. Chun.  I think that this is not a new book but
>I believe some of the points are still valid.
>There is this part in the book where it says:  
>"In Python, standard types are not classes, so creating integers and
>strings does not involve instantiation".

Actually, this bit *is* definitely out of date; Python 2.2 introduced
new-style classes, and all the standard types are now new-style classes.
Aahz (aahz at           <*>

This is Python.  We don't care much about theory, except where it intersects 
with useful practice.  --Aahz

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