what is the difference between commenting and uncommenting the __init__ method in this class?

Mitya Sirenef msirenef at lightbird.net
Tue Jan 29 04:00:00 CET 2013


On 01/28/2013 09:09 PM, iMath wrote:
> what is the difference between  commenting and uncommenting the __init__ method in this class?
 >
 >
 > class CounterList(list):
 > counter = 0
 >
 > ## def __init__(self, *args):
 > ## super(CounterList, self).__init__(*args)
 >
 > def __getitem__(self, index):
 >
 > self.__class__.counter += 1
 > return super(CounterList, self).__getitem__(index)
 >


No difference as this code doesn't do anything else in the __init__() it
overrides. Normally you would add some additional processing there but
if you don't need to, there is no reason to override __init__(),
therefore it's clearer and better to delete those 2 lines.

  -m


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