[PyQt] Calling protected methods on objects
simon at simonzone.com
Wed Sep 3 23:10:36 BST 2008
Phil Thompson wrote:
> On Mon, 01 Sep 2008 22:29:37 +0200, Simon Edwards <simon at simonzone.com>
>> Hello Phil,
>> I'm busy working on integrating Python with Plasma in KDE 4. The API for
>> doing network distributed applets is a bit convoluted, there is a lot of
>> delegation of methods calls to other objects. I've hit a part where it
>> would be really handy if I could call protected methods on objects which
>> were not created by Python itself. SIP appears to explicitly prevent
>> this kind of access, although I've commented out the check in
>> getComplexCppPtr() and it appears to work fine.
>> * Is there a technical reason why this is forbidden? or is it more
>> * I would like an official way in SIP to call protected
>> methods/functions regardless of where the object came from. Perhaps,
>> just a way to "unlock" an instance making all of its method available.
>> Is this possible?
> I need to think this over for a bit to feel comfortable with it.
I just found a workaround lets me do what I need to do without having to
change SIP. So, it looks like I won't need this (potentially dangerous)
functionality for the time being.
Simon Edwards | KDE-NL, Guidance tools, Guarddog Firewall
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