Python Script

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Thu Dec 12 19:55:29 CET 2013

On 12/12/2013 1:35 PM, Gary Herron wrote:
> On 12/12/2013 10:05 AM, Amimo Benja wrote:
>> I have an issue with a Python script that I will show as follows:
>> Assume that you have three (well defined) classes: AirBase and VmNet,
>> . VmNet has got a method that is called recursively each time an HTTP
>> response is received. The variable recordTuple needs to be built
>> independently for each instance of VmNet that is created. However, the
>> mentioned variable is being overwritten across every instance, so if
>> you try to get it from vmnet_instance_y, you would get exactly the
>> same than retrieving it from vmnet_instance_x.
>> • What is the code issue? I need to use this script in a project and I
>> don't know how to proceed.
>> Actually, the script aims to follow the principle don't repeat
>> yourself (DRY). As you may notice, VmNet and AirBase does not have def
>> __init__(self), so self.recordTupleBase does not probably exist.
>> Additionally, many other subclasses, similar to VmNet, can implement
>> the recursive method using that recordTupleBase.
>> * I will gladly appreciate any help thanks....
> You haven't actually asked a question here.  You say you don't know how
> to proceed with "a project", but we don't know what that project is.  In
> fact, I can't even figure out if your trouble is with the script, or
> with using the script in this unknown project.
> Also, if you repost, please include the script in the email, not as a
> pointer to somewhere else.

And reduce the script to the minimum needed to reproduce the problem. 
The effort to do that may reveal the solution.

Terry Jan Reedy

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