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Python Object-Oriented Python Advanced Objects Math

I am able to increment the 'age' variable from within the shell without creating the def __iadd__ method. How come?

I thought the purpose of the def iadd method was to make this increment possible.

1 Answer

Anthony Albertorio
Anthony Albertorio
22,587 Points

The point is of iadd() is to create the ability for in place addition, aka using the +=. Without it python doesn't know what to do and won't assume for you.

Quinton Rivera
Quinton Rivera
5,177 Points

But you can do the same thing with using the iadd method i can do age += 4 with radd and add