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Title: __slots__ on PyVarObject subclass
Type: behavior Stage: resolved
Components: Interpreter Core Versions: Python 3.4
Status: open Resolution: duplicate
Dependencies: Superseder: __slots__ for subclasses of variable length types
View: 1173475
Assigned To: Nosy List: amaury.forgeotdarc, martin.panter, ronaldoussoren, vstinner
Priority: low Keywords:

Created on 2013-02-25 16:24 by ronaldoussoren, last changed 2022-04-11 14:57 by admin.

Messages (5)
msg182959 - (view) Author: Ronald Oussoren (ronaldoussoren) * (Python committer) Date: 2013-02-25 16:24
Currently a subclass of a PyVarObject (such as 'int') cannot use a non-empty slots, for example:

>>> class L (int):
...    __slots__ = ('a', 'b')
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
TypeError: nonempty __slots__ not supported for subtype of 'int'

However, subclasses that don't use __slots__ do have an implicit slot: the __dict__ value. Wouldn't it be possible to use the trick used for tp_dictoffset for slots as well, that is use negative values for the slot offsets and access them from the end of the object?

The major problem with an implementation is that PyMember_GetOne has a 'char*' argument instead of a 'PyObject*' one, but that's easily changed (PyMember_GetOne is currently only called in Object/descrobject.c and that call casts PyObject* to char*.  This would be an API change, but AFAIK PyMember_GetOne is not documented at the moment (and changing the argument type would be binary compatible).

I hope to work on a patch in the near future.
msg184637 - (view) Author: Amaury Forgeot d'Arc (amaury.forgeotdarc) * (Python committer) Date: 2013-03-19 15:10
Probably a duplicate of issue1173475. Do you want to work on the patch there?
msg184640 - (view) Author: Ronald Oussoren (ronaldoussoren) * (Python committer) Date: 2013-03-19 15:31
You're right, this is a duplicate.
msg185397 - (view) Author: STINNER Victor (vstinner) * (Python committer) Date: 2013-03-28 01:21
I closed the issue, but I didn't see that #1173475 was closed. Sorry, I reopened this issue again.
msg237914 - (view) Author: Martin Panter (martin.panter) * (Python committer) Date: 2015-03-12 05:27
Encountered this when trying to add some fields to urllib.parse.SplitResult for Issue 22852. Issue 1173475 has a patch; I haven’t tried using it though.
Date User Action Args
2022-04-11 14:57:42adminsetgithub: 61497
2015-03-12 05:27:03martin.pantersetnosy: + martin.panter
messages: + msg237914
2013-03-28 01:21:29vstinnersetstatus: closed -> open
nosy: + vstinner
messages: + msg185397

2013-03-28 01:20:40vstinnersetstatus: open -> closed
2013-03-19 15:31:32ronaldoussorensetresolution: duplicate
messages: + msg184640

type: behavior
superseder: __slots__ for subclasses of variable length types
stage: needs patch -> resolved
2013-03-19 15:10:31amaury.forgeotdarcsetnosy: + amaury.forgeotdarc
messages: + msg184637
2013-02-25 16:24:22ronaldoussorencreate