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More or less, yes:  when trying to pack a non-integer `x` (i.e. something that's not an instance of int or long) with an integer format code (one of 'bBhHiIlLqQ', or 'P'), `x.__index__()` would be called to convert `x` to an integer, and that integer would be packed as usual (possibly raising OverflowError).  Other format codes wouldn't be affected.

I'm not quite sure what you mean by 'beforehand':  the conversion would happen at the same time as it currently does.

It might be a struggle for me to get to this before the 2.7 betas.  If anyone's interested in submitting a patch, it would be welcome.
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