Implementing/Overriding operators

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Implementing/Overriding operators

Post by dastultz » Fri May 27, 2016 1:46 am


I've got a project where I am implementing/overriding operators for a class. Consider this entered at a CPython prompt:

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>>> class Monkey:
...     def __abs__(self):
...         return "Fred"
>>> m = Monkey()
>>> abs(m)
The same code on a Pyboard yields:

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Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
TypeError: can't convert Monkey to int
I'm on MicroPython v1.8-76-gca63c77 on 2016-05-15; PYBv1.0 with STM32F405RG

Any ideas? I think I've got problems with other operator overloads as well. I can do what I need with regular methods on my objects but I thought it would be nice to implement operators for my base class which is really just a wrapper around numbers.


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Re: Implementing/Overriding operators

Post by PinkInk » Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:36 am

Reference ... ifferences, particularly """3.MicroPython does not implement complete CPython object data model, but only a subset of it.""". Micropython is "micro" ... just how much of Python it crams into a miniscule package is a miraculous testament to just how clever Damien, Paul & Co. are.

Every time I hit these firewalls I find that stepping back and reassessing what I was trying to achieve and how I was trying to achieve it inevitably leads to two conclusions;

- what has, and hasn't, been included in micropython has been very carefully considered
- in every case; there has been a better, neater, more concise, micro and pythonic way to achieve what I wanted to do, it just wasn't the first approach that popped into my head - hitting the firewall forced me to rethink and allowed me to identify "the better" way and learn from it.

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