[python-win32] Re: Desire information about Invoke and InvokeTypes
mhammond at skippinet.com.au
Wed Apr 21 06:38:43 EDT 2004
> I didn't want to criticize you, the design decisions you made ;-).
I didn't take it as critisism :)
> I am just thinking that it *could* make more sense (in
> ctypes.com) to be
> more explicit. So the above VB code would translate to ctypes.com:
> f = whatever.GetField()
> MessageBox("The field %s has value %d" (field.Item, field.Value))
This will work now, and would be the only way to make it work if you ignored
the default method/property. In general, the "default" method/property is
an alias for an explicit one.
But in many respects, the problem is with Python, and the fact it calls
str() before doing a print. If you ignore the 'print' issue, it makes
perfect sense for a Python object wrapping a COM object to provide __str__
and __int__ overloads when the COM object asserts it provides these
semantics. I recall Guido also lamenting the same issue, but his time
machine failed in that regard.
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