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A number of Cocoa API's have a 'context' argument that is a plain 'void*'
in ObjC, and an Integer value in Python.  The 'context' object defined here
allows you to get a unique integer number that can be used as the context
argument for any Python object, and retrieve that object later on using the
context number.


    ctx = objc.context.register(myContext)
        kp, obj, {}, ctx)

and in the callback::

    def observeValueForKeyPath_ofObject_change_context_(self,
        kp, obj, change, ctx):

        myContext = objc.context.get(ctx)

Use ``objc.context.unregister`` to remove the registration of ``myObject``
when you're done. The argument to unregister is the same object as was
passed in during registration.

__all__ = ('context',)

class ContextRegistry (object):
    def __init__(self):
        self._registry = {}

    def register(self, object):
        uniq = id(object)
        self._registry[uniq] = object
        return uniq

    def unregister(self, object):
            del self._registry[id(object)]
        except KeyError:

    def get(self, uniq):
        return self._registry[uniq]

context = ContextRegistry()