how to create instances of classes without calling the constructor?

castironpi at castironpi at
Tue Mar 18 02:33:02 CET 2008

On Mar 17, 7:08 pm, "Dominik Jain" < at>
> Hi!
> Does anyone know how an instance of a (new-style) class can be created
> without having to call the constructor (and providing the arguments it
> requires)? With old-style classes, this was possible using new.instance.
> Surely there must be a simple way to do this with new-style classes, too --  
> or else how does pickle manage?
> Best,
> Dominik

>>> class C: pass
>>> object.__new__( C )
<__main__.C object at 0x00B5ED70>

And for the record:

>>> class C:
...     def __init__( self ):
...             print( 'in init' )
>>> C()
in init
<__main__.C object at 0x00B5ED90>
>>> object.__new__( C )
<__main__.C object at 0x00B5EE30>

>>> type( C.__name__, (), dict( C.__dict__ ) )()
in init
<__main__.C object at 0x00B5ED90>

Which is kind of biza-a-r-rre.

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