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Python Object-Oriented Python Advanced Objects Subclassing Built-ins

Michael Sothan
Michael Sothan
8,048 Points

What is the purpose of always adding an extra object in front of the method?

I noticed in all of Kenneth's examples he will test using a new object like "jso" and then assign it to a class so he can run his method on it, like

jso = javascriptobject.JavaScriptObject({'name:'  'Kenneth'})

It seems like the 'javascriptobject' in front is redundant. It can't just be?:

jso = JavaScriptObject({'name': 'Kenneth'})

Is it because this newly created class only exists within the "javascriptobject.py" program?

1 Answer

Chris Freeman
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 68,423 Points

Is it because this newly created class only exists within the "javascriptobject.py" program? Correct.

If Kenneth had used JavaScriptObject({'name': 'Kenneth'}) then the object JavaScriptObject would be looked for in the current module name space. Including the module name javascriptobject indicates to look for the object in the import module.

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