question: metaclass and C - a new general style

Greg Chapman glchapman at
Tue Nov 27 20:41:30 CET 2001

On 26 Nov 2001 13:23:17 +0200, Jens Gelhaar <cuiod-tec at> wrote:

>I am working serveral years with Python, but I am new to the C stuff. I need an 
>hint, to change the source code to get the following behaviour:
>   When I compile a module with an class in it, I would like to call a special 
>function: __metainit__ after the class has been compiled. The calling parameters 
>should the be the class itself and the enviroment one step up. 

Rather than changing the source code, I recommend looking at in
the 2.2 beta.  The __new__ method of the various metaclasses demonstrated there
seems to me to be essentially what you are calling __metainit__.  At any rate,
it looks like it should be possible to use a metaclass __new__ (or __init__ for
that matter) to accomplish what you described.

Greg Chapman

More information about the Python-list mailing list