Times where one would use new style classes vs classic classes

Daniel Fetchinson fetchinson at googlemail.com
Thu Jul 3 06:15:55 CEST 2008

> I'm really new to Python and I've been reading up some texts on older
> versions of Python (2.2 to be specific).
> The text briefly mentioned new style and classic classes.
> I'd really like to know in the current context of Python 2.5, besides
> in the cases of multi-inheritance, where would I use new style
> classes? Is it a norm to use more new style classes even if I don't
> have multi-inheritance in the industry, open source projects, etc
> today?
> If this isn't the right place to ask these questions, could some one
> point me somewhere more appropriate?

As a general rule one always uses new style classes. In fact, in
python 3.0 old style classes will cease to exist which fact alone
justifies their abandonment from 2.x code too.

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