What is OOP Extensions ?
OOP Extensions is a set of utilities for object oriented programming which is missing on Python core libraries.
oop_ext brings a set of object oriented utilities, it supports the concept of interfaces,
abstract/overridable methods and more.
oop_ext carefully checks that implementations
have the same method signatures as the interface it implements and raises exceptions otherwise.
Here's a simple example showing some nice features:
from oop_ext.interface import Interface, ImplementsInterface class IDisposable(Interface): def dispose(self): """ Clears this object """ def is_disposed(self) -> bool: """ Returns True if the object has been cleared """ @ImplementsInterface(IDisposable) class MyObject(Disposable): def __init__(self): super().__init__() self._data =  * 100 self._is_disposed = False def is_disposed(self) -> bool: return self._is_disposed def dispose(self): self._is_disposed = True self._data = 
If any of the two methods in
MyObject are not implemented or have differ signatures than
the ones declared in
ImplementsInterface decorator will raise an
error during import.
Arbitrary objects can be verified if they implement a certain interface by using
from oop_ext.interface import IsImplementation my_object = MyObject() if IsImplementation(my_object, IDisposable): # my_object is guaranteed to implement IDisposable completely my_object.dispose()
Alternatively you can assert that an object implements the desired interface with
from oop_ext.interface import AssertImplements my_object = MyObject() AssertImplements(my_object, IDisposable) my_object.dispose()
oop-ext includes inline type annotations and exposes them to user programs.
If you are running a type checker such as mypy on your tests, you may start noticing type errors indicating incorrect usage. If you run into an error that you believe to be incorrect, please let us know in an issue.
The types were developed against
mypy version 0.800.
See the docs for more information.
For guidance on setting up a development environment and how to make a contribution to oop_ext, see the contributing guidelines.
A reminder for the maintainers on how to make a new release.
Note that the VERSION should follow the semantic versioning as X.Y.Z Ex.: v1.0.5
- Create a
- Push a branch with the changes.
- Once all builds pass, push a
- Merge the PR.