[Tutor] Class vs. Static Methods

Alan G alan.gauld at freenet.co.uk
Thu Jun 23 00:59:52 CEST 2005

> class Shape(object):
>   _count = 0    
>   @classmethod
>   def count(cls):
>     try:
>       cls._count += 1
>     except AttributeError:
>       cls._count = 1

Ah, clever. This is where I thought I'd need an if/elif 
chain, adding a new clause for each subclass. i never thought of 
using a try/except to add an attribute to subclasses based on cls.

I like it.

Thanks again Kent.

Alan G.

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