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Author gvanrossum
Recipients Yoshanuikabundi, docs@python, gvanrossum, rhettinger
Date 2022-02-28.16:58:45
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Raymond, I agree that this is going too far. I believe the OP has taken the position that "abstract" has only one meaning and it is defined by inspect.isabstract(). I disagree with this.

An ABC is an ABC is an ABC, and it provides certain functionality through the ABCMeta metaclass: (1) forbid instantiation when at least one @abstractmethod-decorated method exist that isn't overridden, and (2) virtual subclasses.

Calling out that a class with metaclass=ABCMeta is only abstract when it has at least one @abstractmethod left, over and over, is not helpful.
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