Changing return of type(obj)

Chris Rebert clp2 at
Fri Feb 6 06:42:30 EST 2009

On Fri, Feb 6, 2009 at 3:03 AM, Ken Elkabany <Ken at> wrote:
> Hello,
> I am attempting to fully-simulate an 'int' object with a custom object type.
> It is part of a library I am creating for python futures and promises. Is
> there anyway such that type(my_object) can return <type 'int'>? Or for that
> matter, any other primitive? I do not care how dirty the solution might
> possibly be; Could there be a way through the C API? Though I predict it
> will cause a mess with the interpreter.

Any particular reason why subclassing 'int' wouldn't be good enough?
(You did know you can do that, right?)
I know you can subclass int at the Python level and I would think you
should be able to do it at the C level also (if not, the design just
gets only slightly more involved).


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