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How to remember the order of arguments to super() in Python2 (danverbraganza.com)
1 point by nvader on Jan 14, 2016 | hide | past | web | favorite | 2 comments



hmm does the order change when you have multiple base classes with different arguments?

ive always believed that you should be able to target a specific base class with the super statement..


I most often run into using super() with __init__(). This makes the problem with calling super from a specific superclass very obvious. Every class along the hierarchy needs to ensure that it's __init__() gets called (or you end up with a Franken-object that hasn't been properly initialized).

I can't remember a time when I've had a class that multiply inherits and I want to change which superclass overrides on a per-method basis (i.e. given class A(B, C), some method A.foo() should call B.foo() and some method A.bar() should call C.bar(), although both B and C can both bar() and foo()). However, I grant that that _could_ happen. I don't have a solution right now that's better than explicitly referring to the unbound method of the subclass to whose implementation you want to refer.




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