making a class return None from __init__

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Sat Oct 5 01:47:00 CEST 2002


In article <3D9E0E80.36F8E03D at alcyone.com>,
Erik Max Francis  <max at alcyone.com> wrote:
>
>The proper way to handle this case is to raise an exception from the
>constructor if something goes wrong.  

__init__() is *NOT* a constructor, it's an initializer.  If you want a
constructor, inherit from object and use __new__().
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