tjvr tjvr - 1 year ago 86
Python Question

Python class inherits object

Is there any reason for a class declaration to inherit from


I just found some code that does this and I can't find a good reason why.

class MyClass(object):
# class code follows...

Answer Source

Yes, this is a 'new style' object. It was a feature introduced in python2.2.

New style objects have a different object model to classic objects, and some things won't work properly with old style objects, for instance, super(), @property and descriptors. See this article for a good description of what a new style class is:

SO link for a description of the differences:

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