Python recipes: list mixin, improved timeit, etc

George Sakkis gsakkis at
Fri Oct 7 15:50:36 CEST 2005

"Steven D'Aprano" <steve at> wrote:

> I've just found this:
> [quote]
> A mixin class is a parent class that is inherited from - but not as
> a means of specialization. Typically, the mixin will export services to a
> child class, but no semantics will be implied about the child "being a
> kind of" the parent.
> [end quote]
> from
> Is that all they are?
> It is amazing how you can take the simplest concept, and by using
> appropriate terminology, make it as confusing and opaque as you want...
> *wink*

 Now this reminds me of Xah's entertaining posts about "moronicities of the tech-geek industry
jargon" <wink>.


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