[Tutor] Importing modules/classes

Jacob S. keridee at jayco.net
Fri Sep 16 03:27:23 CEST 2005

> You need to call the init method of the inherited class(es) from
> within your init. It's conventional to call the superclass
> constructor
> before doing your own initialisation so it should look like:
>    def __init__(self, num):
>        Thread.__init__(self)
>        print "__init__: Num = ", num
> There is a new technique for doing this in recent Python version
> (v2.2 onwards?) using the super keyword, but I've still to get
> my own head around it... :-)

super isn't a keyword, but a builtin function.


It was mentioned on the list a couple of months ago, and as I gathered,
it didn't come out in favor of super() do to the fact that if a user-defined
class inherits from more than one class, super only calls one of the 
or something like that.  Perhaps it's better just to call them explicitly.


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