Killin' Newbie question

Justin Sheehy dworkin at ccs.neu.edu
Mon Feb 28 16:03:28 CET 2000


Gregoire Welraeds <greg at perceval.be> writes:

> I can't access the __init__ method outside of the object, so the
> following is disallowed :
> ----
> class huh():
> 	def __init(self):
> 		[some initialisation]
> 
> ough= huh()
> 
> [some code] 
> 
> ough.__init__()
> ----

If you fix the two minor errors in your code, the above works fine:

>>> class huh:
...     def __init__(self):
...             print 'spam'
... 
>>> ough = huh()
spam
>>> ough.__init__()
spam


> Other little question, what about the following (regarding another remark
> posted before) :
> 
> def __init__(this):

Sure, that's fine.  There is nothing special about 'self', it is
merely a convention.  The instance is passed as the first argument to
methods; the position matters, not the name.

-Justin

 




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