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Author ncoghlan
Recipients amaury.forgeotdarc, benjamin.peterson, daniel.urban, georg.brandl, gvanrossum, ncoghlan, pwerneck, rodsenra, terry.reedy
Date 2011-04-21.14:11:29
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I think PEP 3115 is OK - the error about all metaclasses inheriting from type was a mistake on my part (I thought the ability to create non-type metaclasses went away along with old-style classes, but I was simply wrong on that point).

That got me curious as to how the explicit inheritance from object + explicit non-type metaclass case was working in 2.7, and it turns out it *does* share the same initial metaclass determination error as 3.x - it is just that build_class() is embedded in ceval.c rather than being published as a builtin.

So I have two conclusions:

- to match existing behaviour when __metaclass__ is not an instance of type(), __build_class__ still needs one special case where it bypasses the normal metaclass calculation: when an explicit metaclass exists and is *not* an instance of type.

- after we get 3.x sorted, we will want to backport this to the ceval version of build_class() in 2.7
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