dynamic data types

Steven Bethard steven.bethard at gmail.com
Tue Jan 18 05:09:31 CET 2005


Paul Simmonds wrote:
> I would assume that they're refering to the fact that even the basic
> data types such as int are derived from object, and hence have methods:
> 
>>>>int.__class__.__base__
> 
> <type 'object'>
> 
> Java, for example, has both an Integer object and a basic int data
> type. One word. Yuck.

Heh heh.  Yeah, I can remember that annoyance well.  I believe Java 
1.5's supposed to have auto-boxing and -unboxing though, which should 
make this less of a pain...

Steve



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