Question about the wording in the python documents.

Sebastian Wiesner basti.wiesner at
Sat May 2 19:35:25 CEST 2009

<grocery_stocker – Samstag, 2. Mai 2009 17:30>

> On May 2, 4:14 am, Sebastian Wiesner <basti.wies... at> wrote:
>> <Steven D'Aprano>>
>> > 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.

Btw, I should have said, that I don't share your objection:  Imho you don't 
need computer science lessons, but only common sense to understand, that 
passing the class object itself doesn't really make sense in this context ;)

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