Python etc / __prepare__

Published: 09 July 2020, 18:00

Magic method __prepare__ on metaclass is called on class creation. It must return a dict instance that then will be used as __dict__ of the class. For example, it can be used to inject variables into the function scope:

class Meta(type):
    def __prepare__(_name, _bases, **kwargs):
        d = {}
        for k, v in kwargs.items():
            d[k] = __import__(v)
        return d

class Base(metaclass=Meta):
    def __init_subclass__(cls, **kwargs):

class C(Base, m='math'):
    mypi = m.pi

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