return an object of a different class

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Wed Feb 16 07:56:06 CET 2011

>> I didn't explain my problem, chose a terrible example. This is more
>> what I'm trying to do:

Basically the subclass I want to use is based on some of the data I extract 
from a blob of data. If I use a function to extract the data before I create 
the objects, then I need to do a bunch of assignments afterwards.

> Unfortunately, it's still very contrived, and the names don't give any
> suggestion as to what you're trying to achieve. Can you improve on that?
>> class ThingyTypeA:
>>    def __init__(self):
>>      # do some further extraction specific to type A
>>      further_extract()
>> class ThingyTypeB:
>>    def __init__(self):
>>      # do some further extraction specific to type B
>>      further_extract()
> Perhaps you want those classes to inherit from your base class. Have you
> done the Python tutorial? It covers inheritance and how to use it.

Yes, I have done subclasing before, and yes ThingyTypeA and B should be 
subclassing Thingy


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