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8,542 Points

Why we don't have to provide the argument self? (when using the super() function)

example from video:

super().__init__(name, **kwargs)

Why aren't we passing the self argument as well?

1 Answer

Chris Freeman
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 68,167 Points

Good question! When calling a method, the first argument of the method definition has been already assigned such that self points to the current instance of the class. This is done when the instance is created. When super().__init__() is run, it is calling the parent __init__() method that has been attached to this instance (with self previous devined).

Post back if you need more help.