> 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 <https://docs.python.org/release/3.6.4/library/functions.html#object> says 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). _______________________________________________ Python-Dev mailing list Python-Dev@python.org https://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/python-dev Unsubscribe: https://mail.python.org/mailman/options/python-dev/archive%40mail-archive.com