test if a subclass inherits a superclass method

Littlefield, Tyler tyler at tysdomain.com
Sat Sep 10 10:08:28 EDT 2011


On 9/10/2011 5:58 AM, Kayode Odeyemi wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I'm testing Python's class abstractness and inheritance. Since 
> interface doesn't exist, I will
> like to test how to have access to a superclass method from a subclass 
> without necessary
> invoking or overriding the superclass method in its subclass.
>
> >>> class Equipment(object):
> ...     def fault():
> ...             return "fault"
> ...
> >>> Equipment().__class__
> <class '__main__.Equipment'>
> >>> class Vehicle(Equipment):
> ...      # Find out here if Vehicle has access to fault
>
> I want to know whether Vehicle has access to Equipment's fault() method.
> Just want to know if it's there(that a vehicle can also develop a fault).
>
> I know I can override it, but I want to know if I can use it directly 
> without overriding it.

Perhaps this helps:
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/610883/how-to-know-if-an-object-has-an-attribute-in-python

> -- 
> Odeyemi 'Kayode O.
> http://www.sinati.com. t: @charyorde
>


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