Modifying builtin type behaviour

Gerrit gerrit at
Tue Feb 17 17:17:49 CET 2004

Jean-S?bastien Bolduc wrote:
> I'm afraid this is a silly question, to which I know the answer
> already. But let me ask anyway...
> In Python, is there a way to modify a builtin type's methods? for
> instance, modifying int.__add__ to behave as multiplication, I would
> obtain 2+5 == 10. I emphasize that I don't want to modify the Python
> source, but change the types behaviour _from within Python_.


> Help would be appreciated!

I'm almost sure it isn't possible...


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