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The idea is to have spell objects hold some reference to the in-code action you want that spell to do. Python's first-class functions make this quite nice (I'll assume Python 2.7.x): class Spell: def __init__(self, name, description, activationFunction): self.name = name self.description = description self.activationFunction = ...


Because of type erasure you lose the compile time type information of generics when transmitting data over network. If you need it on the receiving side again, you have to put the type information back yourself somehow. It's impossible to say how you should do this, but typically it involves either enums or class names and some type casting.

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