How to avoid overflow errors
steve at REMOVE-THIS-cybersource.com.au
Sun Sep 16 02:56:15 CEST 2007
On Sat, 15 Sep 2007 02:45:10 -0700, James Stroud wrote:
> Steven D'Aprano wrote:
>> On Fri, 14 Sep 2007 18:19:45 -0700, James Stroud wrote:
>>>> How do I subclass int and/or long so that my class also auto-converts
>>>> only when needed?
>>> Use __new__.
>> The disadvantage of that is that your example code requires me to
>> duplicate my methods in the long version and the int version. It's easy
>> enough to work around that (class factory function) but it just seems
>> all rather untidy...
> The __new__ method is where you implement such decisions. There is no
> "tidier" way for one class "auto-convert" to another class, which is
> what you asked for (it says so right up there ^). So, if you don't like
> the answer, don't ask the question.
How am I supposed to know if I will like the answer until I ask the
question? If I knew the answer I wouldn't need to ask the question.
Anyway, don't be so cranky and defensive. I was just pointing out that
having to duplicate code between two different classes was untidy, not
that __new__ is untidy. I thought that maybe I could inherit from both
long and int, but Python doesn't like that:
TypeError: Error when calling the metaclass bases
multiple bases have instance lay-out conflict
> The way to avoid duplicating methods (which is what you are asking for,
> no?) while still allowing your classes to maintain their identities is
> by using mixins:
I've never come to grips with mixins. It's probably high time I do.
Thanks for the example.
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