Does Python have Multiple Inheritance ?

Lawrence D'Oliveiro ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand
Sat Nov 8 04:41:07 CET 2008


In message <mailman.3675.1226101014.3487.python-list at python.org>, Steve
Holden wrote:

> Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:
>
>> In message
>> <90d2b348-73b4-446d-9673-3de62927d146 at d42g2000prb.googlegroups.com>,
>> Michele Simionato wrote:
>> 
>>> On Nov 7, 4:38 pm, Tim Golden <m... at timgolden.me.uk> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Seriously, though, although Python does indeed support multiple
>>>> inheritance, I have the impression from comments over the years that
>>>> it's used a lot less than in other languages where it is more of a
>>>> common idiom.
>>>
>>> The reason is that in Python using composition is very easy, so there
>>> is little need for MI (which is a Good Thing).
>> 
>> Not to mention duck typing, which does away with the need for inheritance
>> altogether.
> 
> That seems a somewhat extreme point of view.

Hey, I didn't design the language, I just use it. :)



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