CONSTRUCT - Adding Functionality to the Overall System

Georg Brandl g.brandl-nospam at gmx.net
Sun Sep 17 21:20:11 CEST 2006


Ilias Lazaridis wrote:
> I understand that I can use __metaclass__ to create a class which
> modifies the behaviour of another class.
> 
> How can I add this metaclass to *all* classes in the system?
> 
> (In ruby I would alter the "Class" class)

You'd have to set

__metaclass__ = whatever

at the top of each module whose classes are to get the new behavior.

You can't alter classes which you don't control or create in your code.

Georg



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