__bases__ misleading error message

Marko Rauhamaa marko at pacujo.net
Sun Jan 25 13:53:42 CET 2015


Mario Figueiredo <marfig at gmail.com>:

> Knowing Python internals is something that will end benefiting me in
> the long run. There's much to be gained by knowing the inner working
> of your programming language...
>
> Python is missing an under-the-hood book, I suppose. Tracing through
> Python source code to learn this stuff isn't easy unless we know what
> we are looking for.

One must only be careful to distinguish implementation choices from the
abstract definitions. The Python Language Reference is the official
standard:

   <URL: https://docs.python.org/3/reference/index.html>


Marko



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