ClassName.attribute vs self.__class__.attribute

Bruno Desthuilliers bruno.42.desthuilliers at websiteburo.invalid
Thu Jun 12 11:17:49 CEST 2008

Mike Orr a écrit :
>  'self' has a .__class__ attribute because it's an
> instance, but MyClass and Superclass do not because they're already
> classes.

Not true for new-style classes:

 >>> class Toto(object): pass
 >>> Toto.__class__
<type 'type'>


> I sometimes wish classes
> had a .__class__ attribute that's the class itself, 

newstyle classes do have a class attribute, that refers to the metaclass.

> but I can see how
> that would cause its own confusion (and recursion).

FWIW, metaclasses do have a class attribute that refers to itself !-)

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