interactive help on the base object

rusi rustompmody at
Mon Dec 9 03:58:09 CET 2013

On Monday, December 9, 2013 8:11:47 AM UTC+5:30, zipher wrote:
> >> What methods, if any does it provide?  Are they all abstract? etc???
> > Pretty much nothing useful :-)
> > py> dir(object)
> > [...]

> So (prodding the student), Why does everything inherit from Object if
> it provides no functionality?

Thats right.  What does a collection object like [] or the empty set ∅
(assuming the unicode-gods will allow and bless that) do when it
collects nothing?  Lets make sure all lists and sets start non-empty.

And why have a stupid number like 0 when it counts nothing?
Lets go back to roman numerals which is so much more…

> Practicality-beats-purity-yours?


PS Can some kind soul inform me whether I could convince GG to unicode my post?

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