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Author macquigg
Date 2004-06-21.16:23:55
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I like the example, but the new explanation still leaves the 
impression that super() returns a class ( or something that 
acts like a class).  This is what made super() so difficult to 
figure out the first time I tried it.  The 'super' object returned 
by the function appears to be a collection of references, one 
to the 'self' instance, and one to each of the classes in the 
MRO of self above 'cls'.  The reason it can't be just a class is 
that a given super object needs to retrieve a different class 
each time it is used, depending on what method is provided.

The only thing lacking in the example is motivation for why we 
need super(B,self).meth(arg) instead of just calling C.meth
(self,arg).  I have a longer example and some motivation on 
page 16 in my OOP chapter at but 
that may be too long if what we need here is a "man page" 
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