sholden at holdenweb.com
Fri Aug 10 02:03:37 CEST 2001
"Alex Martelli" <aleaxit at yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:9kuqsq02ts0 at enews4.newsguy.com...
> "David Smith" <drs at labs.agilent.com> wrote in message
> news:3B72DCBA.C99465BC at labs.agilent.com...
> > class I have at hand, __init__ does some real work, which I want to
> > bypass -- I want to clone the results of that work. I don't want to
> > Is there a way for __copy__ to create a bare object of the same class,
> > which it can proceed to populate?
> Piece of cake:
> class Fleep:
> def __init__(self, x, y, z):
> print 'lots',x,'of',y,'work',z
> def __copy__(self):
> class Temp: pass
> newbie = Temp()
> print "very little work"
Surely I'm missing something here, but if (as I surmise) __copy__() is a
factory, shouldn't it let someone have newbie before it gets garbage
very-little-work-should-maybe-instead-return-newbie-ly y'rs - steve
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