Downcast (I know it sounds silly, but ...)

John Ochiltree johnochiltree at
Thu Jan 2 21:20:36 CET 2003

Rocco Rossi wrote:

> I was wondering if it is possible in Python to do something analogous to
> downcasting in a statically typed language like C++. I mean is it possible
> to take an instance of a base class and magically transform it into an
> instance of some derived class eventually fixing things (like the missing
> attribute data)?
> Thanx.

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