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Python Basic Object-Oriented Python Welcome to OOP Adding to our Panda

Antti Nyman
Antti Nyman
9,165 Points

Odd error with return "{} eats {}.".format(self.name, Panda.food), where Panda is apparently not defined.

When I run this code in workspace it runs well without any errors.

panda.py
class Panda:
    species = 'Ailuropoda melanoleuca'
    food = 'bamboo'

    def __init__(self, name, age):
        self.is_hungry = True
        self.name = name
        self.age = age

    def eat(self):
        self.is_hungry = False
        return "{} eats {}.".format(self.name, Panda.food)

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,920 Points

You should never refer to the class by name from inside the class code. Instance and class variables can both be referenced using the "self.' prefix.

Antti Nyman
Antti Nyman
9,165 Points

Aah, you're right. Apparently it still works when referred to the class by name from inside the class code, but I guess it's just bad practise and should be avoided. Thank you! :)