More __init__ methods
mr.spoon21 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 6 16:49:08 CET 2008
I know there can be only one __init__ method (at least, I think).
Often I need an object to be created in different ways, for example
passing a string as argument, or an integer, or another object. To
achieve this I put the default value of the arguments to None and then
I some if...elif inside the __init__.
Is this a good practice? It actually works, but sometimes I think that
in this way the __init__ method can become too complicated, for
example when an object can be created using more than one argument and
in different combinations.
Hope my doubt is clear.
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