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Author arigo
Recipients arigo, mark.dickinson, serhiy.storchaka, zach.ware
Date 2013-08-17.16:08:21
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This may have been the most recent discussion of this idea (as far as I can tell):

Basically, it seems to be still unresolved in the trunk Python; sorry, I thought by now it would have been resolved e.g. by the addition of a method on types or a function in the operator module.  In the absence of either, you need either to simulate its behavior by doing this:

    for t in type(a).__mro__:
        if '__index__' in t.__dict__:
            return t.__dict__['__index__'](a)

Or you can piggyback on an unrelated call that simply causes the C-level PyNumber_Index() to be called:

    return range(a).stop
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