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Python Object-Oriented Python Instant Objects Master Class

Rishi B
Rishi B
13,866 Points

Bummer: Hmm, some attributes didn't get set correctly

object oriented python

class RaceCar:
    def __init__(self, laps, color = 'blue', fuel_remaining = 20, **kwargs):
        self.color = color
        self.laps = laps
        self.fuel_remaining = fuel_remaining
        for k, v in kwargs.items():
            setattr(self, k, v)

    def run_lap(self, length):
        self.fuel_remaining = self.fuel_remaining - (length * 0.125)
        self.laps += 1

red_car = RaceCar(10)

1 Answer

Kamaren McCord
Kamaren McCord
11,236 Points

laps does not have to be a keyword / argument when creating an instance of the RaceCar. you can simply set the laps under the init to 0.

If you set the self.laps outside of the init then it becomes a class variable that will be changed whenever class.laps is changed. thus all following instances created after this will have a different laps attribute.

def __init__(self, color, fuel_remaining, **kwargs):
    self.laps = 0