howto overload with a NOP (empty statement)

Vasily Sulatskov redvasily at
Sat Jan 6 11:36:26 CET 2007

class Power_Supply (device):
    def execute (self):

Stef Mientki wrote:
> How should I overload / disable a method ?
> In the example below I have defined the class "Power_Supply", derived
> from baseclass "device".
> The baseclass has a method "execute", which will be implemented in most
> derived classes, but not in all.
> Now apparently it's not allowed to overload a method with an empty
> statement.
> I could write a nonsense dummy statement, like "A= 3", but isn't there
> another way ?
> thanks, Stef Mientki
> class device:
>    def execute (self):
>      print 'execute not yet implemented for', self.Name
> class Power_Supply (device):
>    def execute (self): ;

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