Ticket #6076 task new
add an automated test which will fail if any old-style classes (AKA classic classes) are added
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We have some classic classes in Twisted, but we don't want to add any more. (Citation needed: where's our policy document that says no classic classes? I can't find it.) Python 3 is new-style only and it would be nice if we only had one kind of object model; however, application code may well be relying upon the classic-class behavior of its inherited classes and fail in an ugly way ("Cannot create a consistent method resolution order" being the most popular one).
This is an easy thing to miss in a review; it's just the absence of the word "object". It could easily be enforced automatically, and it should be.
(This would be part of the trial test suite but it's not a "unit test" really, so let's not call it that.)