[Python-Dev] How to suppress instance __dict__?

Martin v. L÷wis martin@v.loewis.de
23 Mar 2003 09:24:51 +0100

David Abrahams <dave@boost-consulting.com> writes:

> Yes, I can define __getstate__, __setstate__, and __getinitargs__ (the
> only one that can actually do any work, since ints are immutable),
> but I was wondering if there's a more straightforward way to suppress
> the instance __dict__ in the derived classes.

Setting tp_dictoffset to 0 might help. However, I'm unsure what
consequences this has; read the source.