Question about the wording in the python documents.

grocery_stocker cdalten at
Sat May 2 11:30:25 EDT 2009

On May 2, 4:14 am, Sebastian Wiesner <basti.wies... at> wrote:
> <Steven D'Aprano>> I don't understand your objection. Is it that the documentation calls it
> > Request instead of urllib2.Request? Or that it calls it an object instead
> > of an instance?
> I guess the latter ...
> > In either case, I think you're picking a nit so small that it isn't
> > actually there. All objects are instances (in Python), and all instances
> > are objects.
> Exactly, so strictly seen, "Request object" could possibly refer to the
> urllib2.Request class itself.  I guess, the OP would prefer the term
> "Request instance", emphasizing, that an instance of the request class has
> to be passed, not he class itself.

Yes, I personally think that the term "Request instance" would have
made it much clearer to us people that have never taken a computer
science class in our lives.

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