[Numpy-discussion] [Python-3000] PEP 31XX: A Type Hierarchy for Numbers (and other algebraic entities)

Steven Bethard steven.bethard@gmail....
Sun Apr 29 19:19:14 CDT 2007

On 4/29/07, Talin <talin@acm.org> wrote:
> If it were technically possible, I would recommend that this PEP have to
> run the same gauntlet that any other large library addition would, which
> is to go through a long period of community feedback and criticism,
> during which a large number of people actually attempt to use the
> feature for real work.

This sounds like a pretty good reason to add __isinstance__() and
__issubclass__().  Then the various ABCs can be distributed as
third-party modules but can still make sure that things like
isinstance(42, Real) and issubclass(int, Complex) are True (or
whatever other assertions people want to make).

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