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Author thet
Recipients thet
Date 2009-05-11.14:06:00
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when declaring a abstract base class with an abstract property or method
and subclassing from dict, the class is instantiable (instanceable?).

>>> import abc
>>> class A(object):
...     __metaclass__ = abc.ABCMeta
...     @abc.abstractproperty
...     def abstract(self): return True
>>> a = A()
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
TypeError: Can't instantiate abstract class A with abstract methods abstract
>>> class A2(dict):
...     __metaclass__ = abc.ABCMeta
...     @abc.abstractproperty
...     def abstract(self): return True
>>> a2 = A2()

although, when using the dict definition from __builtin__.pi directly,
the abc behaves like expected. but this may be a bug in the
c-implementation from dict.

Python 2.6.2 (r262:71600, Apr 25 2009, 21:56:41) 
[GCC 4.3.2] on linux2
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