interactive help on the base object

Ned Batchelder ned at
Sun Dec 8 01:59:26 CET 2013

On 12/7/13 7:10 PM, Gregory Ewing wrote:
> Mark Lawrence wrote:
>> Is it just me, or is this basically useless?
>> class object
>>  |  The most base type
> It's also a somewhat strange construction from an English language
> point of view. To make sense, it requires interpreting the word
> "base" as an adjective, and when used that way it has connotations
> of something to turn your nose up at. I'm assuming that's not the
> impression we want to give!
> Maybe something like "The ultimate base class of all classes"
> would be better.

I've heard this described as "the root of the class hierarchy."

Ned Batchelder,

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