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Python Object-Oriented Python Dice Roller Project Breakdown

Suraj Shah
Suraj Shah
1,055 Points

TypeError: __init__


I am attempting to replicate Kenneth's code in PyCharm IDE

code as follows:

import random

class Die:
    def __init__(self, sides = 2, value = 0):
        if not sides >= 2:
            raise ValueError("Must have a dice with 2 or more sides")
        if not isinstance(sides, int):
            raise TypeError("Number of sides must be an integer")
        self.value = value or random.randint(1, sides)
        return self.value

d6 = Die(sides = 6)

However, I receive the following error:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/Users/suraj/PycharmProjects/yatzy/dice.py", line 14, in <module>
    d6 = Die(sides = 6)
TypeError: __init__() should return None, not 'int'

I tried to browse the internet and there was a suggestion of using __int__. However, Kenneth does not use this in his example. Nevertheless, when I tried this approach, the error is eliminated but the code constantly returns 0

Please could you help me understand what is going on?

1 Answer

Chris Freeman
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 68,423 Points

The error message says it all: __init__() should return None, not 'int'

:point_right: remove the return statement from the __init__ method.