Overloading __init__ & Function overloading

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at pythonware.com
Fri Sep 30 16:17:46 CEST 2005

Larry Bates wrote:

>I may be reading this question different than Fredrik.

it looks like you're using a non-standard definition of the word "overloading".
here are the usual definitions (quoting from a random google page):

    "Overloading a method refers to having two methods which share the
    same name but have different signatures."

    "Overriding a method refers to having a new implementation of a method
    with the same signature in a subclass."


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