obj *and* obj['foo']
Christopher A. Craig
list-python at ccraig.org
Wed Aug 7 19:01:00 CEST 2002
Jonathan Hogg <jonathan at onegoodidea.com> writes:
> The problem with subclassing list is that you end up in the dark world of
> Python C-type prototols where sequences and mappings are different things.
> The type subclassing magic fakes up what looks like a standard __getitem__
> call, except by that point it's too late and you've been forced through the
> sequence protocol and the argument must be an integer.
Subclassing list doesn't actually effect what inputs you can take in
Python 2.2.1 (#2, Apr 22 2002, 17:53:10)
[GCC 2.95.4 20011002 (Debian prerelease)] on linux2
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>>> class Foo(list):
... def __getitem__(self, key):
... if type(key)==type(1):
... return list.__getitem__(self, key)
... elif type(key)==type('a') and len(key)==1 and 'a'<=key<='z':
... return list.__getitem__(self, ord(key)-ord('a'))
... raise TypeError, "sequence index must be integer"
>>> t = Foo()
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
TypeError: sequence index must be integer
That said, if you want to use strings as indexes you probably want a
Christopher A. Craig <list-python at ccraig.org>
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