[Tutor] Inherit from int?
marilyn at deliberate.com
Sun May 13 15:58:14 CEST 2007
Thank you everyone. I, indeed, found it in your book, Wes, after I
knew it was something extra special.
The explanations here are great!
Thank you everyone.
On Sun, 13 May 2007, wesley chun wrote:
> > I'm stumped. This silly bit of code doesn't work. I expect the
> > output to be 8, not 18. What am I missing?
> > class Under10(int):
> > def __init__(self, number):
> > number %= 10
> > int.__init__(self, number)
> i agree with most of the earlier replies... you need to use __new__()
> instead of __init__() in order to "tweak" the original value before
> the instance of the immutable object is created. once it's "frozen,"
> you're stuck. note that __new__() is a class method, so you'll need a
> variable for the class (instead of self for the instance).
> also recall that __init__() is (the 1st method) called *after* an
> instance has been created, which for you, would be too late. in
> practice, i don't think __init__() is ever used for deriving from
> immutable types. does anyone have a counterexample?
> (since i know you've been reading Core Python, you can take a look at
> my example of subclassing an immutable type on p.552.) :-)
> -- wesley
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