derived class name in python 2.6/2.7

Dave Angel d at davea.name
Wed Jan 30 21:20:33 CET 2013


On 01/30/2013 03:05 PM, Sells, Fred wrote:
> This is simple, but I just cannot find it after quite a bit of searching
>
> I have this basic design
>
> class  A:
> 	def __init__(self):
> 		print 'I am an instance of ', self.__class__.name
>
> class B(A):
> 	pass
>
>
> X = B
> I would like this to print "I am an instance of B"  but I keep getting A.  Can someone help me out here.
>

Why would creating an alias for class B execute the initializer for 
either class?

perhaps you meant:

x = B()

BTW, since you're on 2.x python, you should derive A from object. 
Otherwise it's an old-style class.

-- 
DaveA



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