Proper way to return an instance of a class from a class method ?
clp2 at rebertia.com
Fri Mar 5 13:01:32 CET 2010
On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 2:35 AM, Auré Gourrier
<aurelien.gourrier at yahoo.fr> wrote:
> QUESTION 2:
> If I go this way, I have a second problem: if I create a new class which
> inherits from the previous, I would expect/like the methods from the initial
> class to return instances from the new class:
> class MyClass2(MyClass):
> def othermethods(self):
> return MyClass2(whatever)
> Then I get:
> x = list1
> y = list2
> data = MyClass2([x,y])
> finaldata = data.transformdata()
> My problem is that finaldata is (of course) an instance of MyClass and not
> MyClass2. How do I deal with this ?
Get the object's actual class at runtime and use that.
newdata = transform(data)
When called on an instance of the subclass, self.__class__ will be
MyClass2 and everything will work out.
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