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Python Object-Oriented Python Instant Objects Methods

HELP ME

I am a Little confused with instances in object-oriented programming in python.

nakalkucing
nakalkucing
12,964 Points

Hi Muhammad Umar! I'd like to help. But, what part of instances are you having trouble understanding or is it just instances as a whole? Do you not understand what an instance is? If you can explain, I'd like to try to help. :)

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
221,451 Points

It helped me at first to think of a class as a "blueprint". It is the description and specifications about how a certain thing should be, but it's not one in itself.

An "instance" is what you get when you make one of the things the blueprint describes. You can have several instances, and they will all be similar because they were made from the same blueprint (class).

If that doesn't help, or isn't what you were asking about, please expand on your question a bit.

And happy coding!