Casting classes WAS: Documenting builtin methods

Mark Janssen dreamingforward at gmail.com
Fri Jul 12 02:23:04 CEST 2013


A user was wondering why they can't change a docstring in a module's class.

This made me think: why not have a casting operator ("reciprocal"?) to
transform a bonafide class into a mere carcass of a class which can
then modified and reanimated back into its own type with the type
function?  Such that "type(reciprocal(myClass))==myClass"...

reciprocal(myClass) returns a writeable, nonproxy class.__dict__
(perhaps also a list of its bases and name)

Just a thought to consider...

MarkJ
Tacoma, Washington



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