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Author abarry
Recipients abarry, ncoghlan, rhettinger, serhiy.storchaka, vstinner, xiang.zhang
Date 2016-05-29.13:36:43
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Functionally, both versions are equivalent, but one is a class and the other is not. From PEP 399:

"Technical details of the VM providing the accelerated code are allowed to differ as necessary, e.g., a class being a `type` when implemented in C."

It clearly states that it's an implementation detail. I've been beaten! However, the next paragraph also says this:

"Acting as a drop-in replacement also dictates that no public API be provided in accelerated code that does not exist in the pure Python code."

I think this contradicts itself, since IMO an object being a type is part of the public API (but obviously this thought isn't universal). Whatever happens with the pure Python implementation, shouldn't the PEP be clarified on that point?
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