Author daniel.urban
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Date 2013-02-17.15:45:18
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Yes, if we would add a regular (instance) method __init_class__ to type, it could (probably) work for regular (non-meta) classes, but not for metaclasses.  If a metaclass Meta wouldn't define __init_class__ itself, calling Meta.__init_class__() in __build_class__ wouldn't work, since Meta would inherit the *instance* method from type (its superclass).  We might be able to make this work somehow (I'm not sure), but I think adding it to object as a classmethod works fine, and doesn't require special casing.

The attached patch documents, that object has an __init_class__ (and also adds some extra tests). I'll attach a patch to the PEP as well.
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