[Tutor] Defining operators for custom types
marky1991 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 13 00:41:09 CET 2010
I created a custom vector type, inheriting from object, and defined __mul__,
__add__, etc. Unfortunately, the operators only work if I type "vector *
(int/float/number)", in that exact order. My program produces an error if I
instead type "number * vector". This makes sense to me, because I haven't
told the number (int, float, whatever) how to deal with an object of type
vector, (At least, I think that's why it doesn't work.). Is there any way
to allow "number (operator) vector", short of modifying the standard types'
Here's an example of the error.
vec1 = vector(5,6,7)
>>> vec1 * 2
(10, 12, 14)
>>> 2 * vec1
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<pyshell#9>", line 1, in <module>
2 * vec1
TypeError: unsupported operand type(s) for *: 'int' and 'vector'
I'm using python 3.1.
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