when and how do you use Self?

bruno at modulix onurb at xiludom.gro
Thu Nov 3 17:23:44 CET 2005


Chris Cioffi wrote:
<ot>
as a point of style, top-posting is a Bad Thing(tm)
(fixed)
</ot>

> 
> On 03/11/05, bruno at modulix <onurb at xiludom.gro> wrote:
> 
>>Tieche Bruce A MSgt USMTM/AFD wrote:
>>
>>>I am new to python,
>>>
>>>Could someone explain (in English) how and when to use self?
>>>
>>
>>Don't use self. Use other.

> As a point of style:  the 'other' identifier should only be used in
> Zen Metaclass programming as an implicit reference to the calling
> object or as a list of references to all other instances of the class.

As a point of style, if it refers to a list, it should be 'others' and
not 'other'.

Also, this was supposed to be a joke. I can well understand that my sens
of humour is somewhat disastrous and that this was not a _good_ joke,
but "context should have made both clear and obvious" that it was one.

>  Context will make it both clear and obvious which use case is
> desired.

import this


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p in 'onurb at xiludom.gro'.split('@')])"



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