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Python

Elizabeth McInerney
Elizabeth McInerney
3,175 Points

Object Oriented Python/Inheritance/Instance Methods

I am around 3:30 in this video, and I don't understand why he does not use self.weapon_choice in the method get_weapon(self). Instead, he just uses weapon_choice =. Could someone explain? I don't seem to get when you preceed a value with self. and when you do not.

Elizabeth McInerney
Elizabeth McInerney
3,175 Points

I am thinking that you don't need the self.variable when the variable is only used inside of the method. Perhaps self helps something get passed around the class, into and out of methods.

1 Answer

Kenneth Love
STAFF
Kenneth Love
Treehouse Guest Teacher

self is for attributes or methods of the current instance. If the variable is just used inside of a method, there's no reason to tie it to self.