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I'm not convinced Python actually has primitives in that sense - at least I'm not aware of any way of distinguishing objects from non-objects (the type function always returns some class or other, unlike it's JS counterpart typeof).

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Re^7: Why Perl in 2020
by LanX (Sage) on Jan 07, 2021 at 17:17 UTC
    They could fake it by implicitly bending the method-call operator . much the same way autobox does it with ->

    In the end it's only a question of improving performance.

    Cheers Rolf
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