Author Jon McMahon
Recipients Jon McMahon
Date 2019-02-10.17:37:17
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Subclasses of io.IOBase can be instantiated with abstractmethod()s, even though ABCs are supposed to prevent this from happening. I'm guessing this has to do with io using the _io C module because the alternative pure-python implementation _pyio doesn't seem to have this issue. I'm using Python 3.6.7

>>> import _pyio
>>> import io
>>> import abc
>>> class TestPurePython(_pyio.IOBase):
...     @abc.abstractmethod
...     def foo(self):
...             print('Pure python implementation')
>>> class TestCExtension(io.IOBase):
...     @abc.abstractmethod
...     def bar(self):
...             print('C extension implementation')
>>> x=TestPurePython()
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
TypeError: Can't instantiate abstract class TestPurePython with abstract methods foo
>>> y=TestCExtension()
C extension implementation
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