classmethods, class variables and subclassing

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Fri Oct 21 13:39:25 CEST 2005


Andrew Jaffe wrote:
> Steve Holden wrote:
> 
>>Andrew Jaffe wrote:
>>
>>
>>>The problem is that I actually do want to call these methods on the 
>>>class itself, before I've made any instances.
>>>
>>
>>Except you could use staticmethods with an explicit class argument ...
> 
> 
> Steve,
> 
> Yep, that would work! Thanks.
> 
> But it does seem like a bit of a kludge: classmethods seems to be almost 
> exactly what you 'ought' to use here (i.e., I really do want to apply 
> these methods to the class as an object in its own right).
> 
What's the use case?

regards
  Steve
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