why are people still using classic classes?

Paul Rubin http
Wed Jan 12 23:06:39 EST 2005

Simon Wittber <simonwittber at gmail.com> writes:
> > Is there a reason NOT to use them?  If a classic class works fine, what
> > incentive is there to switch to new style classes?  
> Perhaps classic classes will eventually disappear?

It just means that the formerly "classic" syntax will define a
new-style class.  Try to write code that works either way.

It would be nice if a __future__ directive were added right now (if
it's not there already) that processes all class definitions as
new-style.  Otherwise there's no easy way to test for compatibility.

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