tp_base, ob_type, and tp_bases

Ned Deily nad at
Sat Jan 17 23:14:38 CET 2009

In article <gktk5g$av5$1 at>, Terry Reedy <tjreedy at> 
> Martin v. Löwis wrote:
> > (I don't understand the English "one in the same" - interpreting it
> > as "as though they should be the same")
> Martin, you are not alone! I do not really understand that either.

It's a non-standard reshaping of the idiom "one and the same", an 
example of what linguists call an "eggcorn":


Note the reference to Python!

 Ned Deily,
 nad at

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