__init__ explanation please

Erik Lind elind at spamcop.net
Sun Jan 13 01:35:57 CET 2008


I'm new to Python, and OOP. I've read most of Mark Lutz's book and more 
online and can write simple modules, but I still don't get when __init__ 
needs to be used as opposed to creating a class instance by assignment. For 
some strange reason the literature seems to take this for granted. I'd 
appreciate any pointers or links that can help clarify this.

Thanks





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