instance attributes not inherited?

John M. Gabriele john_sips_teaz at
Mon Jan 16 01:13:38 EST 2006

Dan Sommers wrote:
> [snip]
>>How does it help that Parent.__init__ gets called? That call simply
>>would create a temporary Parent object, right? I don't see how it
>>should help (even though it *does* indeed work).
> The __init__ method is an *initializer*, *not* a constructor.  By the
> time __init__ runs, the object has already been constructed; __init__
> just does extra initialization.
> Regards,
> Dan

Right. Thanks for the clarification. :)

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