Limits on number of classes?

John Roth newsgroups at
Sun Jun 13 19:41:08 CEST 2004

"Kamilche" <klachemin at> wrote in message
news:889cbba0.0406130859.7e2fc2da at
> My design reqires hundreds of classes, maybe over a thousand. Can
> Python handle that? Will there be a speed hit? Just wondering if
> anyone had hit the limits of Python.

Classes are first class objects like everything else. The only
limit on number of classes is the amount of memory - just
like everything else. That said, class objects are quite large
as such things go.

As far as performance goes, very deep inheritance structures
might take a bit of a performance hit since it has to check the
MRO on accesses.

John Roth

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