subclass constructor problem

Nikola Skoric nick at
Tue Oct 5 13:31:09 CEST 2010

I have a superclass Element and a subclass Family. All Family.__init__() does is run Element.__init__() and self.__parse(). For some reason it seems like self.__parse() isn't run. Here is the code:

In this version everything works fine. Notice lines 698, 703 and 708. If I remove those lines, those 3 methods return None or []. Seems like __init__ won't run __parse, but other methods run it without problem.

So, what obvious thing am I missing? :-)

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