[Tutor] static methods & class methods

Steven D'Aprano steve at pearwood.info
Fri Apr 20 18:28:54 CEST 2012

Surya K wrote:
> I have a class, and want to use a method of it in the class itself. How can
> I do it?

> I mean, say I defined foo() , bar() methods in a class myClass. So, how can
> we i use foo() in bar(). 

class C:
     def foo(self):
     def bar(self):

instance = C()

> I tried to use @staticmethod, @classmethod, but I
> am getting some errors.. sometimes saying "unbound " and sometimes "given
> more than 1 parameters".. can any one tell me how to do this...

Do you expect us to guess what you do? Please show the SMALLEST example and 
the actual error:


> I java it really works well.

It works really well in Python too.


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