class vs type
Colin J. Williams
cjw at sympatico.ca
Fri Oct 19 14:54:34 CEST 2007
In Python Types and Objects, Shalabh
Chaturvedi says (in the Python 3.0
documentation - New Style Classes)
"The term class is traditionally used to
imply an object created by the class
statement. However, classes are now
synonymous with types. Built-in types
are usually not referred to as classes.
This book prefers using the term type
for both built-in and user created types."
Do we need two different words to
describe what is essentially the same thing?
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