Encapsulation, inheritance and polymorphism
ulrich.eckhardt at dominolaser.com
Tue Jul 17 11:30:42 CEST 2012
Am 17.07.2012 10:45, schrieb Lipska the Kat:
> I was expecting (hoping) to see in depth documentation relating to Class
> construction, extension mechanisms and runtime polymorphism.
In addition to this forum for direct help and discussion, two
suggestions: Firstly, it could help if you mentioned what programming
languages you are fluent in, in order to help traditional misconceptions
and to draw parallels. Secondly, http://docs.python.org is the central
hub to tutorials and documentation.
> What I actually get is a confusion of Classes, modules, scripts and
> whatever else.
Due to the very dynamic nature of Python, types (classes), modules and
functions are themselves objects that can be manipulated.
> Is Python truly OO or is it just one way to use the language.
Python supports OOP, but it doesn't enforce it. You can use other
> I see some documentation relating to classes but nothing on
> instantiation .. in fact the documentation appears to say that classes
> are used in a static way e.g ClassName.method(), and command line
> scripting is really outside the scope of other OO languages I have
I think you are confused. For the documentation, it would help to know
which documentation exactly seems to make such claims. For the thing
about commandline scripting, I'm afraid you will have to adjust your
BTW: In general, you instantiate a class by just calling the class' name
like a function. If e.g. ClassName is a class, ClassName() instantiates
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