[Python-Dev] optimizing non-local object access

Martin v. Loewis martin@loewis.home.cs.tu-berlin.de
Fri, 10 Aug 2001 08:00:46 +0200

> Would that catch changes like [accessing __dict__]

> It would because __dict__ wouldn't be a dictionary


> In 2.2, if you don't use __getitem__ for access-by-number, you could
> subclass dictionary and add a separate set of APIs to access the
> variables by number (and to assign numbers to them in the first
> place).  Then it would still behave like a real dictionary enough to
> be usable for the PyDict_* C API functions.

But then, changes that happen through PyDict_SetItem would not be
tracked for the dlict objects, would they (assuming that the dlict
objects keep an additional array per dictionary which needs to be