this question already on the maling list, but couldn't find any answer
to extend a java class with Jython and compile it with Jythonc.
Whatever I define as __init__ functions and @sig signature strings,
jythonc always generate a call to the parent class's default
constructor.... which then raises a java compilation error if the
parent default constructor is private !
possible to avoid this without tampering with the parent java
Could this be done when you were doing it in Java?
You might try and call non private constructor, if there is any;
should then suppress calling the private constructor.
In case you are using java 1.2 or later you can also use a
option to allow access to private and protected class
(iirc, see Jython's registry).
parent class I'm trying to extend is a JUnit
You could perhaps revert to PyUnit, which works well in
See module unittest (it is based on JUnit's design).
Python's multiple inheritance is a nice boon when writing test
Also someone wrote a test runner for swing iirc.