[Python-Dev] New Super PEP

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Sun Apr 29 17:04:06 CEST 2007

On 4/28/07, James Y Knight <foom at fuhm.net> wrote:
> This is only a halfway fix to DRY, and it really only fixes the less
> important half. The important problem with super is that it
> encourages people to write incorrect code by requiring that you
> explicitly specify an argument list. Since calling super with any
> arguments other than the exact same arguments you have received is
> nearly always wrong, requiring that the arglist be specified is an
> attractive nuisance.

Nearly always wrong? You must be kidding. There are tons of reasons to
call your super method with modified arguments. E.g. clipping,
transforming, ...

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