Passing arguments to subclasses

John Dann news at
Mon Jun 23 17:38:43 CEST 2008

May I ask a simple newbie question, which I presume is true, but for
which I can't readily find confirmation:

Let's say I have a parent class with an __init__ method explicitly

class ParentClass(object):
	def __init__(self, keyword1, keyword2):

and I subclass this:

class ChildClass(ParentClass):
	# No __init__ method explicitly defined

Now I presume that I can instantiate a child object as:

child = ChildClass(arg1, arg2)

and arg1, arg2 will be passed through to the 'constructor' of the
antecedent ParentClass (there being no overrriding __init__ method
defined for ChildClass) and mapping to keyword1, keyword2 etc.

Have I understood this correctly?

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