[Tutor] Strange list behaviour in classes

C M Caine cmcaine at googlemail.com
Mon Feb 22 23:10:15 CET 2010

Or possibly strange list of object behaviour

IDLE 2.6.2
>>> class Player():
	hand = []

>>> Colin = Player()
>>> Alex = Player()
>>> Players = [Colin, Alex]
>>> def hands():
	for player in Players:

>>> hands()
>>> Colin.hand
['A', 'A']
>>> Alex.hand
['A', 'A']

I would have expected hand for each object to be simply ['A']. Why
does this not occur and how would I implement the behaviour I

Thanks in advance for your help,
Colin Caine

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