[Python-Dev] New Super PEP

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Sun Apr 29 14:53:57 CEST 2007

>     Since calling super with any
>     arguments other than the exact same arguments you have received is
>     nearly always wrong,
>   Erm.  Excuse me, but are you saying this code is wrong?
> class Rectangle:
>     def __init__(self, width, height):
>         self.width = width
>         self.height = height
> class Square:
>     def __init__(self, side):
>         Rectangle.__init__(self, side, side)

That's not what he said. Your code does not call super(), so the
observation that it normally should pass the exact same arguments
does not apply.


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