[Numpy-discussion] basic python questions

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Wed Apr 4 21:35:17 CDT 2007

Bill Baxter wrote:
> On 4/5/07, Robert Kern <robert.kern@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Bill Baxter wrote:
>>> Ok, I got another hopefully easy question:
>>> Why this:
>>>     class Point(object):
>>>           ...
>>> Instead of the style that's used in the Python tutorial in the
>>> 'classes' chapter:
>>>     class Point:
>>>         ...
>> Because the former make new-style classes and the latter make old-style classes.
>> It's not an issue of personal preference: they are somewhat different object
>> models and there are things that old-style classes can't do. As HasTraits is
>> also a new-style class, there's no point in using old-style classes in this
>> tutorial.
> What's the difference in the object models?  I'm surprised that the
> Python tutorial seems to be completely silent on this issue.
> (http://docs.python.org/tut/node11.html)


Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
 that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
 an underlying truth."
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