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django-generic-models provides subclassed models with a clear API for fetching superclasses, subclasses and making comparison.

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django-generic-models provides subclassed models with a clearer API for fetching superclasses, subclasses and making comparison.


* Python 3.4, 3.5 and 3.6.
* Django 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, 1.11 and 2.0.



$ pip install django-generic-models

Basic usage

Declare the superclass as a subclass of ``TypedModel``::

from genericmodels.models import TypedModel

class Animal(TypedModel):
name = CharField(max_length=30)

def say_something(self):
raise NotImplementedError

Then, declare the subclasses as usual::

from django.db.models import CharField

class Cat(Animal):
color = CharField(max_length=30)

def say_something(self):
return 'meow'

You'll be able to get the specific instance of ``Animal`` or the generic instance of ``Cat`` very easily with::

cat = Cat()
animal = cat.generic
cat = animal.specific

Comparison also works::

>>> print(cat == animal)

Even though they are not the same object in memory, and one is a ``Cat`` instance and the other is an ``Animal`` instance, they are still the same object, semantically.

For an example of working code, check the ``test_app``.


Install for development and with dependencies::

$ pip install -e .[dev]

Asserting code quality


$ python quality

Running the tests

To run the tests, use::

$ python test

To run the tests with ``tox``::

$ tox

Packaging for PyPI distribution


$ python package

The build will happen if the repository is clean: no untracked files are found. If not, you can see what's wrong with ``git clean -dfx --dry-run`` and remove or track and commit those files.

Builds will be available at ``dist``, in wheel and source.


Pull requests are welcome.

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