Dynamically replacing an objects __class__; is it safe?

Chris Green cl at isbd.net
Thu Mar 16 11:21:36 EDT 2017

Robin Becker <robin at reportlab.com> wrote:
> On 16/03/2017 14:03, D'Arcy Cain wrote:
> > On 2017-03-16 09:45 AM, Robin Becker wrote:
> >> On 15/03/2017 13:53, Steve D'Aprano wrote:
> >>> You probably can't make a whale fly just by changing the class to
> >>> bird. It
> >>> will need wings, and feathers, at the very least.
> >>
> >> the whale in the Hitchhiker's Guide found itself flying without feathers
> >> or wings
> >
> > Falling is not the same as flying unless you accidentally miss the ground.
> >
> well in English an arrow flies as well as time, the whale was very interested in 
> the approaching ground and perhaps forgot to conjure up virtual wings or 
> rockets. In any case satellites miss the ground, but even their motion cannot be 
> classed as flying with wings so I think this discussion has become irrelevant.

Time flies like an arrow
Fruit flies like a banana

Chris Green

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