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Do we have to call all the functions like a dunder? For example, def __add__
The title says it all.
Steven Parker210,423 Points
The "dunder" syntax is only used for special-case functions that the system will automatically invoke when certain operations are performed (in this example, when a "+" operator is used).
it is "best practice" to not use that syntax when creating your own functions for other purposes.