[Tutor] super constructor usage

Rafael Knuth rafael.knuth at gmail.com
Wed Mar 29 10:33:20 EDT 2017

I am trying to wrap my head around the super constructor. Simple example:

class A:
    def __init__(self):

class B(A):
    def __init__(self):
        super(B, self).__init__()


Then I changed the parent class A like this, as I wanted to test how
the code would look like if I passed arguments:

class A:
    def __init__(self, message):
        self.message = message

I then modified the child class B like this:

class B(A):
    def __init__(self, message):
        print("This is the message from your parent class A:")
        super(B, self).__init__(message)


That works, however I am not sure about what exactly happens inside the code.
What I am concerned about is whether the argument is being actually
inherited from the parent class A or does B overwrite the argument.
Can anyone advise what the correct solution would be (in case mine is wrong).
Thank you.

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