Calvin Spealman ironfroggy at gmail.com
Mon Aug 4 01:24:40 CEST 2008

its a good point you make. if its not _technically_ immutable, why use
__new__ when __init__ would work just as fine? well, if it should be
treated as immutable, then we should do what we can to follow that,
even in internal code that knows otherwise. Besides, maybe down the
road, protections will be added to disallow assignment to _int, and
the author thought to future proof it. In any case, the author can
only know, perhaps. ask if you really feel the need to know.

On Sun, Aug 3, 2008 at 2:32 PM, Ethan Furman <ethan at stoneleaf.us> wrote:
> Emile van Sebille wrote:
>> Ethan Furman wrote:
>>>    --> d25._int = (1, 5)
>> Python considers names that start with a leading underscore as internal or
>> private, and that abuse is the burden of the abuser...
>> Is bytecodehacks still around?  That was serious abuse  :)
>> Emile
> Good point.  What I'm curious about, though, is the comment in the code
> about making the Decimal instance immutable.  I was unable to find docs on
> that issue.
> ~Ethan~
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