[wingide-users] Enumerating instances of a class

Tom Stambaugh tms at zeetix.com
Sun Mar 21 16:45:29 MDT 2010

Anybody know how to enumerate the instances of a Python class?

The Smalltalk equivalent, on any Smalltalk "Behavior" instance (any 
class or Metaclass), is "allInstances". It is implemented as a 
primitive; the underlying VM traverses the active object space 
collecting objects whose class pointer matches the class in question.

I'm hoping that there's some kind of builtin method that does the same 
in Python. I *really* don't want to have to extend Python myself.

Tom Stambaugh, Founder
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