> On Fri, Feb 02, 2018 at 01:53:00AM -0500, Terry Reedy wrote:
>> >>> object.__doc__
>> 'The most base type'
> [...]
>> I have suggested
>> "The superclass for all Python classes."
>> "The starting base class of all types and classes other than itself."
>> I intended to pick the second, but Serhiy Storchake wants more opinions.

On 2 February 2018 at 07:25, Steven D'Aprano <st...@pearwood.info> wrote:
> "the base class of the class heirarchy"
> "the root of the class heirarchy"

The RST documentation

Object is a base for all classes.

which is better than “the most base type” IMO, although I would write
_the_ base rather than _a_ base; there is only one object class. In my
patch for the RST documentation in
<https://bugs.python.org/issue16508> I proposed

This is the ultimate base class of all other classes.

which I still think is okay (though other parts of my patch doesn’t
seem very good).
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