Multiple inheritance, super() and changing signature

Michael Selik michael.selik at
Fri Jun 3 12:28:20 EDT 2016

On Fri, Jun 3, 2016 at 12:01 PM Nagy László Zsolt <gandalf at>

> > Is the problem that the attribute or parameter has the same name in
> both base classes, but has different meanings in each?
> If they had different meanings, a simple rename would solve the problem.

Sometimes finding a good name ain't so simple.

> If you can't change the base classes, I've got some other solutions, but
> > they're more involved, so I'll wait to hear back.
> One possible solution being encapsulating an object instead of
> inheriting from it?

That's one option, creating a wrapper class that dispatches almost
everything to the contained class, except with one renamed attribute/method.

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