Resolving declaring class of a method at runtime

Steven D'Aprano steve at
Fri Nov 16 21:51:11 CET 2007

On Fri, 16 Nov 2007 19:02:25 +0200, Janne Härkönen

>> X is an "old style" class. Most people probably shouldn't use old style
>> classes, for various reasons. To use new style classes, you inherit
>> from object:
> I am also aware of old and new style classes, this was the fastest way
> to type it in console

Ah, an optimization huh?

So, by saving 1/2 a second by not typing "(object)" in your example code, 
the consequences are that I wasted my time explaining that you should use 
new style classes, and you wasted your time reading and responding to my 
explanation, and now I'm wasting my time *again* telling you off for 
wasting my time in the first place.

There should be a term for "optimization" techniques that actually slow 
things down instead of speeding them up.


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