using super

Jean-Michel Pichavant jeanmichel at
Tue Jan 19 13:33:54 CET 2010

Gabriel Genellina wrote:
>> I see.
>> Then is there a reason why
>>   return super(Subclass, self).parrot()
>> would be prefered over the "classic"
>>   return Base.parrot(self)
>> ?
>> Or is it just a matter of preference ?
> For a longer explanation, see:
> James Knight: Python's Super Considered Harmful
> Michele Simionato: Things to Know About Python Super

Thanks to all who replied to this thread.
I didn't remember why I didn't want to dive into super in the first 
place, now I remember :o)

I'm sure about one thing about super: it has a misleading name.


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