[Tutor] inheritance and super() function in python

Steven D'Aprano steve at pearwood.info
Wed Apr 23 03:41:28 CEST 2014

On Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 08:59:59PM -0400, Jorge Leon wrote:
> Thank you Steve and Dave for the prompt response and advise, and sorry
> about the format.
> The version of Python I'm working under is 2.7.5. About the .super():
> I'm going to try out the format you gave me for the files, and yes:
> that's exactly how I had it. Something that has stuck from all the C++
> programming I'm doing, which also leads me to believe that it may be
> better for me to step away from using .super() if I don't get the
> program to work as intended when I apply your advise.

Using super() is fine. (Note that super is a function, not a method -- 
there is no dot at the front.) You just have to remember to inherit from 
object (or some other built-in type).

You might like to read this to understand why there is a difference 
between inheriting from object and not:



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