[Numpy-discussion] question about optimizing

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Sat May 17 15:25:47 CDT 2008

On Sat, May 17, 2008 at 3:18 PM, Charles R Harris
<charlesr.harris@gmail.com> wrote:
> Base classes also tend to have limited functionality that will be common to
> all derived types. The object type in Python has only a few methods and
> attributes:
> In [4]: dir(object)
> Out[4]:
> ['__class__',
>  '__delattr__',
>  '__doc__',
>  '__getattribute__',
>  '__hash__',
>  '__init__',
>  '__new__',
>  '__reduce__',
>  '__reduce_ex__',
>  '__repr__',
>  '__setattr__',
>  '__str__']
> And overloading any of these is likely to cause trouble.

Nonsense. *Most* of those are intended to be overloaded. Especially on object.

Robert Kern

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though it had an underlying truth."
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