Method resolution for super(Class, obj).
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Thu Sep 7 18:31:17 CEST 2006
Consider the following code:
d = D()
When executed, it prints:
The book (Python in a nutshell, 2nd edition) explains:
"The solution is to use built-in type super. super(aclass, obj),
which returns a special superobject of object obj. When we look
up an attribute (e.g., a method) in this superobject, the lookup
begins after class aclass in obj's MRO."
But I don't understand - MRO means that when attribute is found
somewhere in hierarchy, the search for it stops, that is: when
d.met() is executed, it is supposed to print 'D met', call
super(D,self).met() which should resolve met() to be B's attribute,
and after B's met() is executed, we should be done. Why does the
lookup proceeds from B to C as though met() wasn't found in B?
Indeed, lookup order (according to a new-style MRO) is B, then C
and at last A (because of a diamond inheritance), but only when
attribute is not found in B it is looked up in C, and only if it
is not found neither in B nor in C it is looked up in A...
What is different here?
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