# Possible Python 3K Class Tree?

This page contain an incomplete thinking-out-loud description of a re-factoring of the base and built-in Python types into a set of Abstract Base Classes (ABCs) and concrete types. This would probably be a good time to enumerate the exceptions various basic operations can raise, as well.

Some questions:

How to handle optional parameters, such as in the "sort" method on

`MutableSequence`?Should

`Boolean`be an abstract type that's mixed-in to`Object`, or a concrete type that inherits from`Object`(thus implying that non-Boolean`Object`s may exist)?Should destructive operations on

`MutableSequence`return the sequence? They don't currently, but this would be very useful.

Comparable: equals (other) => Boolean None Object (Comparable): hash () => Integer id () => Integer true () => Boolean Boolean (Object): True False Orderable: less_than (Object) => Boolean greater_than (Object) => Boolean Numeric: add (Numeric) => Numeric subtract (Numeric) => Numeric product (Numeric) => Numeric quotient (Numeric) => Numeric floored_quotient (Numeric) => Numeric remainder (Numeric) => Numeric negate (Numeric) => Numeric absolute_value () => Numeric exponentiate (Numeric) => Numeric magnitude () => Numeric Integer (Object, Orderable, Numeric): or (Integer) => Integer xor (Integer) => Integer and (Integer) => Integer shift (Integer) => Integer invert (Integer) => Integer real () => Real Real (Object, Orderable, Numeric): floor () => Integer ceiling () => Integer Complex (Object, Orderable, Numeric): conjugate () => Complex Iterable: iterator () => Iteration Iteration (Object, Iterable): next () => other # should Container be Iterable, or should that be reserved for real types, like Tuple? Container (Iterable): len () => Integer contains (Object) => Boolean Set (Container): is_subset (Set) => Boolean is_superset (Set) => Boolean union_with (Set) => Set intersection_with (Set) => Set difference (Set) => Set symmetric_difference (Set) => Set # should this be "multiply" to match Sequence? shallow_copy () => Set Sequence (Container): # normal access via index slice1 (Integer) => Object # normal slice of range slice2 (Integer, Integer) => Sequence # slice with step K slice3 (Integer, Integer, Integer) => Sequence # return self + other Sequence concatenate (Sequence) => Sequence # N shallow copies of self multiply (Integer) => Sequence # do "min" and "max" make sense over arbitrary sequences? Should really only apply to sequences of "Orderable" min () => Object max () => Object MutableSequence (Sequence): append (Object) => self insert (Integer position, Object) => self # value at I is replaced with Object replace (Integer position, Object) => self # slice from I to J is replaced with values of Iterator replace2 (Integer start, Integer end, Iterable) => self # slice from I to J with step K is replaced by Iterator replace3 (Integer start, Integer end, Integer step, Iterable) => self extend (Object) => self count (Object) => Integer reverse () index1 (Object) => Integer index2 (Object, Integer start, Integer end) => Object pop1 () => Object pop2 (Integer position) => Object delete1 (Integer position) => self delete2 (Integer start, Integer end) => self delete3 (Integer start, Integer end, Integer step) => self sort0 () => self sort1 (Function comparison_fn) => self sort2 (Function comparison_fn, Function key_fn) => self sort3 (Function comparison_fn, Function key_fn, Boolean reverse) => self String (Object, Comparable, Sequence): TBD