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Author jyasskin
Recipients facundobatista, gvanrossum, jyasskin, mark.dickinson, rhettinger
Date 2008-02-09.20:59:56
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Mark: Coming from C++, I don't have any intuition on static vs. class
methods. It might be strange to write MyRationalSubclass.from_float()
and get a Rational back, but it might also be strange to write a
subclass with a different constructor and get an error. So go ahead.

Guido: It would be a shame to decide that classes shouldn't inherit from
ABCs for performance reasons. Issue 1762 tracks the problem, but I
haven't paid much attention to it. Let's see if we can fix that before
using virtual inheritance for Rational. Special-casing ints in the
constructor sounds like a good idea, and we can cache the results of
.numerator and .denominator in _add, etc, without having to change the
overall logic, which should save 2μs (leaving 1 on the table).

It could be useful to declare a private constructor that expects ints
that are already in lowest terms, sort of like
decimal._dec_from_triple(). __add__ couldn't use it directly, but
__abs__ could.

I don't think it's too late to rename one of the classes. I'm using
"RationalAbc" inside of to refer to numbers.Rational, which
is one reason I was positive on adding a suffix to the ABCs, but
renaming this class is fine with me too.
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