"self" - a python wart or "feature"

Manuel M. Garcia mail at manuelmgarcia.com
Mon Feb 17 05:27:16 CET 2003

On 16 Feb 2003 20:04:20 -0800, ceremona2000 at yahoo.com (Cere Davis)
>I don't understand why Python requires "self" as the first argument in
>every function that intends to act on a instance of a given class eg:

>From the Python FAQ:


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In Ruby you don't have to use 'self'.  Different people like different
scripting languages.  Python, Perl, Ruby are all very good, and all
three are free to try out.


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