On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 3:47 PM, Christian Theune <c...@gocept.com> wrote:
> I don't know (or at least can't remember) all of the history of the
> discussion about that, but I wouldn't argue about following standard
> protocols.

It *is* arguable that __name__ is a standard protocol.  It's also not
clear that our using it as we do is really the same thing.  (And I
don't think it's interesting to discuss whether we do the right thing
or not.)

> I think the issue is with that it's not standard protocol the way we use it
> - at least I can't find our use of __bases__ documented in Python's
> documentation[1] about __bases__ and thus have a hard time saying we're
> following standard protocols.

Our uses of __bases__ and __parent__ don't match Python, and there's a
general BDFL proclamation that underware are for Python
implementations (IIRC).  While we can argue that our use is
reasonable, the fact that there's reasonable dissent suggests
something different would have been a better choice.


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