[C++-sig] Static public variable definition not working

Niall Douglas s_sourceforge at nedprod.com
Sat Feb 11 23:42:09 CET 2006

On 10 Feb 2006 at 16:06, David Abrahams wrote:

> > The offending line is in boost\libs\python\src\object\class.cpp in 
> > BPL where class_base::setattr() calls PyObject_SetAttrString(). 
> I object.  What evidence do you have that this line is offending?

That it throws an exception surely!

> > Is it possible that because FXGLContext has a base of FXId that the 
> > wrapper for FXId has already set "metaClass" to its own metaClass? 
> It is normally never a problem to call setattr to rebind an attribute
> that already exists.  Why do you think this would make a difference?

If not, then it's some other cause.

> > In other words, if you set an attribute for a second time in BPL, you 
> > overwrite the old one rather than generate an error.
> That's the normal behavior of Python; there's no reason any of these
> contortions should be necessary.

Hmm, looks like a testcase example will be required.


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