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Python Object-Oriented Python Dice Roller Comparing and Combining Dice

leonardo valdes
leonardo valdes
12,384 Points

self.value vs self

in the new methods Kenneth wrote, he returns from the special methods by using return int(self). How does it know to use self.value? Could you just put self.value, is there a difference?

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
228,991 Points

One of the first "magic methods" defined is "__int__", which is used whenever the object is convert to (or treated as) an integer.

This is the case in the places where "self" is used by itself, so in each of those, the "__int__" method is implicitly used to get the value.