[Tutor] super() and inherited attributes?

Alan G alan.gauld at freenet.co.uk
Tue Jun 28 09:48:09 CEST 2005

|class Parent(object):
|   def __init__(self, name="I am a parent"):
|      self.name = name
|class Child(Parent):
|   def __init__(self, number):
|      super(Parent, self).__init__("I am a child")
|      self.number = number
|# I would like it to produce the following:
|>> c = Child(23)
|>> c.name
|"I am a child"

I don't know the direct answer but the more common way 
of doing that in Python is not to use super() but just 
call the inherited constructor directly:

Parent.__init__(self,'I am a child')

SO if you just want to fix the itch use that, if you want 
to understand super() then that won't help and its over to 
someone else! :-)


Alan G

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