On 2018-08-10, Erik Bray <erik.m.b...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I've never liked that there are constructors in Sage that are
> functions but look like class names. I'd rather NumberField itself
> were a class, with NumberField.__new__ acting as the factory. I
> suspect there is a reason it wasn't done that way but I was never
> clear on that.
I can think of two reasons:
1) Perhaps NumberField predates the development of ClasscallMetaclass?
2) Perhaps NumbarField(data) returns instances of distinct classes
depending on the data?
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