Order in metaclass

Carlos Ribeiro carribeiro at gmail.com
Thu Oct 14 15:10:20 CEST 2004

On Thu, 14 Oct 2004 10:11:37 +0200, Peter Otten <__peter__ at web.de> wrote:
> Carlos Ribeiro wrote:
> > if not isinstance(value, self.mytype):
> >     # if it's a string, tries to convert to the correct
> >     # target type (this is needed because most things read
> >     # from files will be strings anyway)
> >     if isinstance(value, StringType):
> >         value = self.mytype(value)
> I haven't checked if this is relevant in the context, but implicit
> conversion from string is usually a bad thing. E. g.:
> >>> bool("False"), bool("0")
> (True, True)

I had to do it to be able to read values written in configuration
files. When I write the attributes to the text file, I lose the type
information, and all that I have when I re-read them is the string
representation. In this case, the best that I can do is to try to
force the conversion from the string to the correct type.

Carlos Ribeiro
Consultoria em Projetos
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