A very simple question

Ben Finney bignose-hates-spam at and-benfinney-does-too.id.au
Fri Aug 1 03:01:22 CEST 2003


On Thu, 31 Jul 2003 17:13:36 -0800, Arnaldo Riquelme wrote:
> I'm getting familiar with Python and I have a simple question:
> 
> class abc:
>     x = 100
>     y = 200
>     z = 300
> 
> 
> ac = abc()
> 
> Shouldn't I have a attribute named __dict__ for ac that contains a
> dictionary of all the variables?

No.  The attributes x, y, and z are associated with the class, not any
particular instance.  (As your experiment with abc.__dict__ shows.)

If you want attributes that are bound to a particular instance, set them
in the class's __init__() method.

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