Python Object-Oriented Python Inheritance Multiple Superclasses

daniel steinberg
daniel steinberg
13,605 Points

Sneaky, Agile code

what is the purpose of setting sneaky = True at the beginning of the code when you specify at as True in the init function. I tried commenting the first line out and the code runs fine. Why is it there?

class Sneaky:
    sneaky = True

    def __init__(self, sneaky=True, *args, **kwargs):
        super().__init__(*args, **kwargs)
        self.sneaky = sneaky

    def hide(self, light_level):
        return self.sneaky and light_level < 10

1 Answer

Chris Freeman
MOD
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 59,027 Points

Good question! As the code is written, there is no purpose for the class attribute assignment to sneaky.

You are correct, in that the instance attribute assignment to self.sneaky inside __init__ will override the class attribute.

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