[Python-3000] Fixing super anyone?

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Thu Apr 19 00:41:40 CEST 2007

Guido van Rossum wrote:
> Is anyone available to write up a PEP on how to turn super into a
> keyword? Inside regular and class methods, super.foo(args) should be
> equivalent to super(ThisClass, self).foo(args).

As I'm still not convinced that super() is very
useful in the first place, I'm not sure I want
it made into a keyword at all.

I'd rather see syntactic support for making a
normal inherited method call without danger of
using the wrong class, e.g. if you change a
base class but forget to update inherited calls
to match.


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