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class ObjectKey(object):
    """An ObjectKey is used by ObjectStore for keeping track of objects in memory.

    Currently a key is equal to the class name of the object combined
    with the object's serial number, although as a user of object keys,
    you don't normally need to know what's inside them.

    """

    def __init__(self):
        pass

    def initFromObject(self, obj):
        """Initialize from object.

        Initializes the key and potentially invokes obj.setSerialNum()
        if the object does not have one. The key does not maintain a reference
        to either the object or the store.

        """
        self._className = obj.__class__.__name__
        self._serialNum = obj.serialNum()
        if self._serialNum is 0:
            self._serialNum = obj.store().newSerialNum()
            obj.setSerialNum(self._serialNum)
        return self

    def initFromClassNameAndSerialNum(self, className, serialNum):
        assert className is not None
        assert serialNum > 0
        self._className = className
        self._serialNum = serialNum
        return self

    def serialNum(self):
        return self._serialNum

    def __cmp__(self, other):
        result = cmp(self._className, other._className)
        if result == 0:
            result = cmp(self._serialNum, other._serialNum)
        return result

    def __hash__(self):
        return hash(self._className) ^ hash(self._serialNum)

    def __str__(self):
        return '<%s, %s>' % (self._className, self._serialNum)