interactive help on the base object

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Dec 9 02:43:43 CET 2013


On 09/12/2013 00:45, Denis McMahon wrote:
> On Sun, 08 Dec 2013 23:48:57 +0000, Mark Lawrence wrote:
>
>>>>   >>> help(object)
>>>> Help on class object in module builtins:
>>>>
>>>> class object
>>>>    |  The most base type
>
>
>>> '''The default top superclass for all Python classes.
>>> Its methods are inherited by all classes unless overriden.
>>> '''
>
>> Terry's suggestion above remains odds on favourite on the grounds that
>> there have been no other suggestions.  I'll give it another day, then
>> raise a tracker issue, unless the overwhelming smell of pot that has
>> been drifting around this thread knocks me unconscious.
>
> """ The root class for all Python classes. Its methods are inherited by
> all classes unless overriden. """
>

Thanks Denis, you've reminded me why I asked in the first place.  What 
methods, if any does it provide?  Are they all abstract? etc??? 
Personally I'm not really interested, but a newbie might well be and 
hence might wonder what the hell is going on.  If and only if the 
situation can be improved I'll raise an issue, if not I'll quietly let 
it drop, and consider more important things, like why are Australia 
currently thrashing England at cricket? :)

-- 
My fellow Pythonistas, ask not what our language can do for you, ask 
what you can do for our language.

Mark Lawrence




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