Dynamically replacing an objects __class__; is it safe?

alister alister.ware at ntlworld.com
Thu Mar 16 11:51:25 EDT 2017


On Thu, 16 Mar 2017 14:04:19 +0000, Jon Ribbens wrote:

> On 2017-03-16, Robin Becker <robin at reportlab.com> wrote:
>> On 15/03/2017 13:53, Steve D'Aprano wrote:
>>> You probably can't make a whale fly just by changing the class to
>>> bird. It will need wings, and feathers, at the very least.
>>
>> the whale in the Hitchhiker's Guide found itself flying without
>> feathers or wings
> 
> Well, only if you redefine "flying" to include "accelerating to terminal
> velocity straight downwards under the force of gravity"...

Arthur himself was a regular flyer.




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