interactive help on the base object

Mark Janssen dreamingforward at
Sun Dec 8 05:21:06 CET 2013

>>> Is it just me, or is this basically useless?
>>> class object
>>>  |  The most *base* type
[[Terry Reedy:]]
> How about something like.
> The default top *superclass* for all Python classes.

How 'bout you foo<l>s just admit that you didn't realize you've been
confused this whole time?  (It *is* possible isn't it?)

Mr. Ewing says "base" has to be interpreted as an *adjective* because
otherwise it would mean the BOTTOM (like the BASE of the pyramid),
while Terry responds that it is the TOP (*super*class).  Earlier,
Steven D'Aprano wanted to argue that this distinction was irrelevant,
but obviously it can't very well be both at once now cannit?


Sadly, yes.

Tacoma, Washington

More information about the Python-list mailing list