Overriding methods in classes you don't control

Steven Bethard steven.bethard at gmail.com
Mon Mar 28 07:24:03 CEST 2005

Alex VanderWoude wrote:
> Basically I want to change wxFrame.__init__ so that it looks sort of like
> this:
>     def __init__(self, *args, **kwargs):
>         # Some enhancements here.
>         # The original code of this method, including the call to its
> ancestor.
>         # Some more enhancements here.
> And then I can replace wxFrame's __init__ with my new version by assigning
> it before any frames are instantiated.

Maybe you can do something like:

oldinit = wxFrame.__init__
def newinit(self, *args, **kwargs):
     # Some enhancements here.
     oldinit(self, *args, **kwargs)
     # Some more enhancements here.
wxFrame.__init__ = newinit

that is, save the old __init__ method so that it can be accessed from 
within your new __init__ method.


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