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don't understand self

i don't understand self clearly .please tell me more about self argument.

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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:point_right: The self argument generally represents the current class instance.

This allows the methods in the class to reference the properties and other methods of the same instance without knowing the instance name. If you haven't programmed in other languages before, it can be a difficult concept to grasp. But if you keep going, I suspect that the additional examples and practice will eventually lead to an "Aha!" moment.

In the meantime, you might take a look at this more detailed explanation on the Python Tips website: The self variable in python explained.