Extending classes __init__behavior for newbies
steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info
Sun Feb 13 18:01:02 EST 2011
On Mon, 14 Feb 2011 08:27:10 +1000, James Mills wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 8:21 AM, MRAB <python at mrabarnett.plus.com>
>> I would've done it this way:
>> class FasterShip(Ship):
>> def __init__(self, speed=0, **kwargs):
>> Ship.__init__(self, **kwargs)
>> self.speed = speed
> What's the difference between calling the base class's constructor
> directly and using the super type ?
If you have *only* single inheritance, then there is no practical
difference and no harm in using super().
If you have multiple inheritance, then you *must* use super(), otherwise
your method will not correctly call all the superclasses that it needs to.
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