Question about subclassing - version 2

Bruno Desthuilliers onurb at xiludom.gro
Fri Sep 8 11:38:52 CEST 2006


Frank Millman wrote:
> bearophileHUGS at lycos.com wrote:
>> There aren't abstract classes in Python. They are all
>> concrete. 
(snip)
> I use the term 'abstract class' in the abstract sense :-)
> 
> Say I have three classes where 90% of the attributes and methods are
> common. It makes sense to create a base class with these attributes and
> methods, and turn each of the three classes into a subclass which
> inherits from the base class and overrides the bits that are unique to
> each one.
> 
> This is what I call an abstract class. Maybe there is a more correct
> term.

Depends if instanciating this base class would make any sense.

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