No method overloadin I suppose ?

Petru Paler ppetru at coltronix.com
Wed Apr 12 17:28:44 CEST 2000


On Wed, Apr 12, 2000 at 03:15:42PM +0000, Thomas SMETS wrote:
> ## Beginning of Python program ...
> class Lister:
>   def __init__(self):
>     print 'In constructor ...'
>     __init__(1)
> 
>   def __init__(self, lValue):
>     print 'In constructor with parameter'
>     self.l = lValue
> 
>   def __repr__(self):
>     print '\n******\n\tValue is : ', l, '\n********'
> 
> if __name__ == "__main__":
>   x = Lister()
>   y = Lister (2)
> ## End of python program
> 
> Trace of execution is :
> Traceback (innermost last):
>   File "Minheritence.py", line 14, in ?
>   x = Lister()
> TypeError: not enough arguments; expected 2, got 1
> End of trace ...
> 
> I guess I can't do methods overloadin', as shown... WHY is that ? I'm
> wrong ?

    Yes, you are wrong. Try:

class Lister:
	def __init__(self, lValue=1)
		self.l = lValue

-Petru




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