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super or not super?



> On 12 Jul 2019, at 15:12, Paulo da Silva <p_s_d_a_s_i_l_v_a_ns at netcabo.pt> wrote:
> 
> Hi all!
> 
> Is there any difference between using the base class name or super to
> call __init__ from base class?
> 
> class C1:
> 	def __init__(self):
> 		...
> 
> class C2(C1):
> 	def __init__(self):
> 		C1.__init__(self) or super().__init__() ??
> 		...
> 
> I have been using super, but I see some scripts where the base class
> name is used.


If you get into the habit of always using super() you will avoid the cases where its critical and you did not use it.

super() is always right (I think by design) but calling C1.__init__(self) can go wrong and is often hard to debug.

Barry

> 
> Thanks for any comments.
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