[Python-ideas] Explicit self argument, implicit super argument

Neil Toronto ntoronto at cs.byu.edu
Tue Nov 20 03:37:09 CET 2007

Luke Stebbing wrote:
> On 11/19/07, Arnaud Delobelle <arno at marooned.org.uk> wrote:
>> Self being explicit makes it less selfish :)
>> To illustrate, I like that you can do:
>> class Foo(str):
>>     def mybar(self):
>>         class Bar(str):
>>             def madeby(me):
>>                 return "I am %s and I was made by %s" % (me, self)
>>         return Bar
> How about:
> class Foo(str):
>     def mybar():
>         outer = self
>         class Bar(str):
>             def madeby():
>                 return "I am %s and I was made by %s" % (self, outer)
>         return Bar

Good point. I actually like this better, since it forces the outer scope 
self to have a different name, removing a source of confusion. Back down 
to two uncommon use cases so far, then.


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