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Author rhettinger
Recipients David Becher, Mariatta, dholth, docs@python, eryksun, marco.buttu, martin.panter, rhettinger
Date 2017-05-08.20:28:45
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> I think it is misleading, because a class is actually an object.

This is only misleading *after* you know all the interesting details about Python and metaclasses.  Prior to that, it is a reasonable and important distinction that I don't want to get lost in weasel words.   The calls from object.__getattribute__ are different that those from type.__getattribute__.  Likewise, data and non-data descriptors can only be described in terms of objects versus classes.  Lastly, descriptors only work when stored in a class, if you store them in instances, they don't get invoked.
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