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Python Object-Oriented Python Advanced Objects Frustration

the __len__ and super()

confused, what is wrong with my code

frustration.py
class Liar(List):
   def __len__(self):
        liar = super().__len__() + 1
        return liar

1 Answer

Chris Freeman
MOD
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 67,778 Points

You are SO close!! You need to inherit from list not "List".

Thank you! But what about the standard of writing classes beginning with a capital letter? if list is the parent class isnt it supposed to then be List instead?

Chris Freeman
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 67,778 Points

In short, yes, it should be List but the original built-in types (list, str, dict) pre-date the PEP 8 naming standards.