Ordering attributes for dynamically generated class

David Pratt fairwinds.dp at gmail.com
Sun Jan 18 17:26:22 CET 2009

Hi Aaron. Yeah, definitely sounds like a possibility. I was able to  
locate an ordered dict implementation that subclasses dict. This  
might work fine.  Might be able to pass into type method directly  
since I think that dict passed into type is setting __dict__ I  
believe.  Let you know if that works out. Many thanks.


On Jan 18, 2009, at 11:57 AM, Aaron Brady wrote:

> On Jan 18, 9:52 am, David Pratt <fairwinds... at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi list. I use 'type' to generate classes but have a need to order
>> the attributes for the generated class. Of course a dict is not going
>> to maintain ordering. Is there any way to dynamically generate a
>> class with attributes in specific order?
>> my_new_class = type( 'MyNewClass', tuple_of_bases,  
>> dict_of_attributes)
>> Many thanks,
>> David
> Just a thought, you can subclass 'dict' and assign an instance of it
> to the __dict__ member of your new instance.
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