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Author ncoghlan
Recipients Trundle, benjamin.peterson, daniel.urban, eric.araujo, ncoghlan, pitrou, rhettinger
Date 2011-04-06.14:48:57
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Having convinced myself that Raymond's original suggestion can't be implemented safely, I have an alternative (arguably even more radical) proposal:

Deprecate the public concrete API functions that modify object state.

Put an underscore in front of them for internal use, have the public versions trigger a deprecation warning (not to be removed until 3.6 or so), provide a C level mechanism to easily make the equivalent of a super() call and advise that everyone switch to the abstract API in order to handle subclasses properly.
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