The new module allows an interface to the interpreter object
creation functions. This is for use primarily in marshal-type functions,
when a new object needs to be created ``magically'' and not by using the
regular creation functions. This module provides a low-level interface
to the interpreter, so care must be exercised when using this module.
The new module defines the following functions:
- instance(class[, dict])
This function creates an instance of class with dictionary
dict without calling the __init__() constructor. If
dict is omitted or
None, a new, empty dictionary is
created for the new instance. Note that there are no guarantees that
the object will be in a consistent state.
- instancemethod(function, instance, class)
This function will return a method object, bound to instance, or
unbound if instance is
None. function must be
callable, and instance must be an instance object or
- function(code, globals[, name[, argdefs]])
Returns a (Python) function with the given code and globals. If
name is given, it must be a string or
None. If it is a
string, the function will have the given name, otherwise the function
name will be taken from
argdefs is given, it must be a tuple and will be used to
determine the default values of parameters.
- code(argcount, nlocals, stacksize, flags, codestring,
constants, names, varnames, filename, name, firstlineno,
This function is an interface to the PyCode_New() C
This function returns a new module object with name name.
name must be a string.
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- classobj(name, baseclasses, dict)
This function returns a new class object, with name name, derived
from baseclasses (which should be a tuple of classes) and with