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Python Object-Oriented Python Instant Objects Your first method

rokas stasiulaitis
rokas stasiulaitis
617 Points

Why is the class object not defined when used in a method?

I'm getting "NameError: name 'name' is not defined" when referencing the object and it's attribute, why is this the case?

first_class.py
class Student:
    name = "Rokas"
    def praise(self):
        return "You're doing a great job, {}!".format(name)

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,921 Points

When referring to an instance variable from inside a method, you must prefix the variable with "self.".

rokas stasiulaitis
rokas stasiulaitis
617 Points

Thank you. Just to clarify, I thought name wasn't an instance? From my understanding name is an object and "Rokas" its attribute?

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,921 Points

Here, "name" is an attribute (aka "instance variable") and "Rokas" is its value.