HOW TO build object graph or get superclasses list for self.__class__ ?

Dmitry Ponyatov forth at
Wed Apr 21 07:35:23 CEST 2010


Help please with such problem:

I need to build program object graph (data structure) with additional
parameters for nodes and edges:

include nxgraph # data structure module allowes any py objects for
node/edge id
# (nxgraph ignores 2+ node/edge adding thus no checking need at node/
edge adding)

OBJ_TREE = nxgraph.DiGraph() # directed graph

OBJ_TREE.add_node(object,color='red') # root object

class A(object):
    def __init__(self):
        object.__init__(self) # (1) maybe map(lambda
s:s.__init__(self), self.__super__) better if I have __super__
        OBJ_TREE.add_node(self.__class__,color='red') # (2) add self
class as new node
        for SUP in self.__super__:
            OBJ_TREE.add_edge(SUP,self.__class__,color='red') # (3)
add super class
                                  # to self class red arrow (directed
        OBJ_TREE.add_node(self,color='blue') # (4) add self object
instance node
        OBJ_TREE.add_edge(self.__class__,self,color='blue') # (5) add
object producing from class edge
        OBJ_TREE.plot(sys.argv[0]+'.objtree.png') # dump obj tree as
picture to .png file

class B(A):

class C(A):

Using Python 2.5 I can't realize line (3) in A class, but lines 2) (4)
(5) works well
How can I realize some function get_super(self) giving list of
superclasses for self.__class__ ?
Preferable using py2.5

How days I must reimplement __init__ by dumb copy from parent class to
child class like

class B(A):
    def __init__(self):
        OBJ_TREE.add_node(A,B) ; OBJ_TREE.plot('OBJ_TREE.png')

class C(A):
    def __init__(self):
        OBJ_TREE.add_node(A,C) ; OBJ_TREE.plot('OBJ_TREE.png')

class D(B,C):
    def __init__(self):
        B.__init__(self) ; OBJ_TREE.add_node(B,D)
        C.__init__(self) ; OBJ_TREE.add_node(C,D)

This is not good -- a lot of dumb code with chance to make mistakes

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