Why are so many built-in types inheritable?

Georg Brandl g.brandl-nospam at gmx.net
Tue Mar 28 22:05:33 CEST 2006

Fabiano Sidler wrote:
> I really wanted to learn the reason for this, nothing else! ;)

I suspect performance reasons. Can't give you details but function
is used so often that it deserves special treatment.


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