Don't use __slots__ (was Re: __slots__ in derived class)

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Wed Mar 15 16:13:21 CET 2006


In article <dv8vi5$pge$1 at news2.rz.uni-karlsruhe.de>,
=?ISO-8859-1?Q?Sch=FCle_Daniel?=  <uval at rz.uni-karlsruhe.de> wrote:
>
>does __slots__ nothing when used in derived classes?

Short answer: don't use __slots__ until you're comfortable writing
metaclasses and decorators.  __slots__ are a performance hack strictly
for advanced users, and if you think you need them, you probably don't.
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