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Python Object-Oriented Python (retired) Objects Class Methods

Tzili Hod
Tzili Hod
5,836 Points

'def Monster:' VS. 'def Monster(self):'

Why aren't we defining the class like this -

def Monster(self): self.color = 'yellow' self.battlecry = 'roar' self.weapon = 'sword'

Don't you need, at a minimum, the self argument when defining a class?

Erika Suzuki
Erika Suzuki
20,299 Points

there's a constructor method called init.

class Monster:
    def __init__(self, color, battlecry, weapon):
        self.color = "yellow"
        self.battlecry = "roar"
        self. weapon = "sword"

And, you should be able to create an instance like below

fail_whale = Monster("blue", "blub", "water spout")

is this what you're trying to tell?

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
227,114 Points

:point_right: The self argument is used when defining a method of a class.

It's not used to define the class.