Overloading __init__ & Function overloading
steve at holdenweb.com
Fri Sep 30 15:58:05 CEST 2005
Iyer, Prasad C wrote:
> I am new to python.
> I have few questions
> a. Is there something like function overloading in python?
Not in the same way as Java: you can't write several functions and have
the compiler or run-rime system work out which one to call according to
argument types. Don't forget that Python is so dynamic that the types of
a function's arguments may vary between successive iterations of the
> b. Can I overload __init__ method
The normal way to do this is to have the subclass's __init__ call the
superclass's __init__, usually right at the start.
When you get deeply into Python you will learn that you even call a
function to determine the right superclass on which to call __init__.
What is "super()"?
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