Attribute definition, WHY?

Rainer Deyke root at rainerdeyke.com
Wed Sep 13 07:05:46 CEST 2000


<bragib at my-deja.com> wrote in message news:8ploet$ucg$1 at nnrp1.deja.com...
> Why would you want to do the following:
>
> class A:
>    attr1 = [1,2]
>    def __init__(self,name):
>        self.name = name
>
> and not
>
> class A:
>    def __init__(self,name):
>        self.name = name
>        self.attr1 = [1,2]
>
> Are there benefits to the first definition?

Yes: efficiency.  Also, the ability to override at the subclass level
without replacing __init__.


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