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Python Object-Oriented Python Advanced Objects Subclassing Built-ins

Maba Bah
Maba Bah
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What exactly does super().__init__() do in THIS example specifically?

I know what super() is used for for the most part but, not within the context of this example. What init method does it override?, list?. Where is that defined?

1 Answer

When we use super() in other circumstances, we're calling the parent class' method. In this instance, we're calling the parent's init, I believe that's all we're doing here. We're just saying in that line that the attributes from the parent's init are now also the new class' attributes. I could be wrong since I'm new to python, but this is my understanding.