Ian Bicking: the old part of his blog

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Oh, of course it is usefull. And PyDS uses several of those weird things :-)

The problem isn't that it's usefull or not. The problem is, that the quotes came from a very different angle. Lisp OO systems have their own weird way doing stuff that make both life easier and more complicated. If you ever happen to look at Metaclasses in Common Lisp, you will see discussions about metaclasses in Python rather silly ;-)
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