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Python Object-Oriented Python Inheritance Complex Relationships

What exactly did we gain by doing this?

Kenneth said at the end of this example that it saved us a bunch of time... But what exactly did we gain in this example by creating the Character superclass?

Thanks in advance for the clarification!

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
225,756 Points

The advantage is that all the properties that the various character types have in common can be coded just once, in the "Character" super-class. Then, the individual characters inherit them instead of having to have separate code for them.

Dan Olson
Dan Olson
4,875 Points

Yes, that may be true in general, but the question is still valid. There is nothing in this example that shows us we gained anything. In fact, I would argue it was more work to accomplish the same thing. It would be more helpful if we had an example that showed us a specific advantage we gain by creating super- and sub-classes here.