[python-win32] "Casting" COM objects
Wed, 02 Apr 2003 18:13:36 -0800
Jens B. Jorgensen wrote:
> Based on the fact that makepy does its work by looking through type
> libraries it would be possible for it to generate the type traversal
> mechanisms you speak of, but unfortunately (or fortunately?) it doesn't
> as far as I know.
I was thinking more of a feature I could call explicitly at runtime than
something baked into the interfaces, rather than a new feature for makepy.
> ... casting" the type by passing the python object reference you
> have to the constructor of the object wrapping the interface you want is
> the method that I use.
The problem is it can be inconvienent or impossible to figure out what
constructor is appropriate. I'm thinking of something more dynamic where
I don't tell it what to do, I just tell it: "figure out what class you are."