[Python-Dev] convertibility

Samuele Pedroni Samuele Pedroni" <pedroni@inf.ethz.ch
Sat, 24 Aug 2002 16:00:28 +0200

FYI , in _Jython_ given the java class

public class A {

public void fi(int i) {}

public void fd(double d) {}

public void fs(String s) {}


import A


one can call

a.fi with a Python integer or long

a.fd with a Python integer or long or float

a.fs only with a Python string

[yes with type categories or adapt we could do better,
but the design prefers to minimize unexpected behaviour,
and in practice is not too much constraining]