Looking for assignement operator

Laurent Pointal laurent.pointal at limsi.fr
Tue Oct 17 16:15:39 CEST 2006

Alexander Eisenhuth a écrit :
> Hello,
> is there a assignement operator, that i can overwrite?

Adding to Simon Brunning reply (assignment is a statement).

> class MyInt:
>     def __init__(self, val):
>         assert(isinstance(val, int))
>         self._val = val
> a = MyInt(10)
> # Here i need to overwrite the assignement operator
> a = 12

Here you bind the 12 (Python int value) to name 'a', then 'a' has the
int type, not your MyInt (which value has been lost).

You may define a 'set' method, and write:
a = MyInt(10)

And, if a is a member of another class, you may define an accessor for
that 'a' member in that class, which automatically call your set method
when giving an int value.

b.a = MyInt(10)
b.a = 12		---> b.a.set(12)



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