Subclassing in C

Michael Hudson mwh at
Wed Sep 15 13:40:08 CEST 2004

Leif K-Brooks <eurleif at> writes:

> Michael Hudson wrote:
> > Iker Arizmendi <iker at> writes:
> > 
> >>(*) The class I'm deriving from is defined in another
> >>extension module and it has its own tp_getattr method.
> > Hmm.  I take it *it's* tp_getattr[o] method isn't
> > PyObject_GenericGetAttr then?
> [Emphasis not mine.]
> Sorry, but Iker had it right and you had it wrong. "Its", with no
> apostrophe, is possessive; "it's", with an apostrophe, is a
> contraction of "it is". Therefor, "It's red." and "Its color is red."
> are both correct.

Believe me, I know.  However, I type fairly fast, and very often make
this mistake.  (I cringed when my post came back to me from the


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