calling superclass __init__ when superclass is object

Evan Klitzke evan at
Thu Aug 2 07:15:36 CEST 2007

Hi list,

I was reading this article: and didn't
understand the comment about calling super(Foo, self).__init__() when
Foo inherits only from object. Can someone on the list elaborate more
on why one should do this?

Evan Klitzke <evan at>

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