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Python Object-Oriented Python Instant Objects __init__

Daniel Lounsbury
Daniel Lounsbury
1,744 Points

kwargs and __init__ trouble

I don't know where I am going wrong here :(

class Student:
    name = "Shawn"

    def __init__(self, name = name, **kwargs):
        self.name = name
        self.gender = gender    

        for key, value in kwargs.items():
            setattr(self, name, gender)

    def praise(self):
        return "You inspire me, {}".format(self.name)

    def reassurance(self):
        return "Chin up, {}. You'll get it next time!".format(self.name)

    def feedback(self, grade):
        if grade > 50:
            return self.praise()
        return self.reassurance()
Jen Farrant
Jen Farrant
6,905 Points

you haven't put gender in the init, but then refer to it underneath 'self.gender = gender'. I'm also not sure why you have put gender in, as I don't think it asks for it, but with the code you have it is looking for gender and you haven't set it up

1 Answer

Chris Freeman
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 68,423 Points

When using the generic for key, value in kwargs.items(): the setattr arguments need to match the for loop variable names

# correcting to key and value from name and gender
setattr(self, name, gender)
# should be 
setattr(self, key, value)

Post back if you need more help. Good luck!!