Passing arguments to subclasses

Michael Mabin d3vvnull at
Wed Jun 25 00:58:28 CEST 2008

But if you couldn't find readily available confirmation of what you presumed
to be true, weren't the responses showing how you might come that answer
using the interpreter helpful, rather than harsh?
The Python interpreter is the shizzit.

On Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 12:17 PM, John Dann <news at> wrote:

> Thanks for the responses - they're much appreciated. And I understand
> the slight impatience with questions that could possibly be answered
> without recourse to a forum - I'm usually in the opposite position of
> fielding many newbie questions in a forum in a completely different
> field!
> But don't be too harsh on this category of questions for a couple of
> reasons. First, newbies don't necessarily yet have the same easy
> familiarity with the Python interpreter that's implied. - personally
> I'd be a little concerned as to whether any significant block of
> test/example code that I'd entered into the interpreter was actually
> addressing the exact question that I had in mind.
> And second, the answer might have been of the 'yes, but' kind. In
> other words, it might perhaps have been true in a certain sort of
> simple example, but one that failed to provide the complete picture.
> So sometimes it's reassuring to be able to get an authoritative
> answer.
> Thanks again for taking the time to answer.
> --

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