[docs] [issue21814] object.__setattr__ or super(...).__setattr__?

Raymond Hettinger report at bugs.python.org
Sat Jun 21 18:18:47 CEST 2014

Raymond Hettinger added the comment:

> If I understand it right, in a simple case like this: 
> calling super is equivalent to calling object.__setattr__,

It is not equivalent.  Instances of Foo() would behave equivalently but it might do something different for subclasses of Foo.  If you're interested in learning more about super(), have a look at:  http://rhettinger.wordpress.com/2011/05/26/super-considered-super/

In the meantime, I'm closing this because we do not make that blanket advice to always use super() instead of a direct call to a parent.  Sometimes you want one and sometimes you want the other depending on what you're trying to do.

resolution:  -> not a bug
status: open -> closed

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