class C: vs class C(object):

Bruno Desthuilliers bruno.42.desthuilliers at
Fri Jul 20 11:40:01 CEST 2007

Aahz a écrit :
> In article <469f1557$0$26759$426a74cc at>,
> Bruno Desthuilliers  <bruno.42.desthuilliers at> wrote:
>> To make a long story short: Python 2.2 introduced a new object model 
>> which is more coherent and more powerful than the original one. The old 
>> one was kept so far for compatibility reasons, but there's absolutely no 
>> reason to use it no more since "new-style" classes can do anything 
>> "Classic" classes did and much more. IOW, don't even bother with 
>> old-style classes.
> And I'll make my usual knee-jerk response disagreeing with this.  For
> more info, search

And you'll still make it harder for newcomers to understand why a lot of 
things don't work correctly with their classes. How helpful...

Aahz, the object model switch happened *years* ago, and it's quite clear 
that old style classes have been kept so far for compatibility reasons 
only. It's obvious that one doesn't gain *anything* - except compat with 
years-old pre-2.2 versions of Python - using old-style classes. So *why* 
on earth are you still *advocating* the use of old style classes ??????

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