[Tutor] Calling super classs __init__?

tiger12506 keridee at jayco.net
Sat Mar 22 03:48:41 CET 2008

>> class SubClass(BaseClass):
>>     def __init__(self, t, *args, **kw):
>>         super(SubClass, self).__init__(*args, **kw)
>>         # do something with t

> Is there a proper way to handle the case when SubClass() is called using 
> positional arguments, and you do not desire "t" to be at the beginning?

Sorry. If you are using *args and **kw then t has to be at the beginning. 
Hmm... Unless you consider t to be part of *args or **kw, then you could 
process those before the call to super's __init__. After the def and before 
the call to the super's __init__, *args and **kw are just a list and a 
dictionary. You can edit them however you wish. ;-)

Also, does anyone want to clarify? I thought that super() only return one of 
the base classes and was frowned upon for objects using multiple 

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