Attack a sacred Python Cow

Jordan jordanrastrick at
Thu Jul 24 12:24:31 CEST 2008

On Jul 24, 8:01 pm, Lawrence D'Oliveiro <l... at geek-
central.gen.new_zealand> wrote:
> In message
> <52404933-ce08-4dc1-a558-935bbbae7... at>, Jordan
> wrote:
> > Except when it comes to Classes. I added some classes to code that had
> > previously just been functions, and you know what I did - or rather,
> > forgot to do? Put in the 'self'. In front of some of the variable
> > accesses, but more noticably, at the start of *every single method
> > argument list.*
> The reason is quite simple. Python is not truly an "object-oriented"
> language. It's sufficiently close to fool those accustomed to OO ways of
> doing things, but it doesn't force you to do things that way. You still
> have the choice. An implicit "self" would take away that choice.

You could still explicitly request non-implicit self on a method by
method basis.

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