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When do we need (self) in methods??
« on: January 30, 2019, 11:46:48 AM »
So I thought every python function definition needed (self) unless multiple paramters are being specified...what's the rule regarding self??

My __init__(): function does NOT have self, and when I instantiate with Shet() it says takes 0 positional arguments but 1 given. I tried adding a self to the definition, then it says missing 'self'... I can't possibly add anything to Shet() because what would I add-it's not expecting any arguments. what am I to do?? So confused.

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Re: When do we need (self) in methods??
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2019, 12:25:06 PM »
Hello mikewilliams,

Probably, the following article answers your question:
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Re: When do we need (self) in methods??
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2021, 11:14:29 AM »
Self was one of the things for me that took some time to sink in. As an analogy to understand it better I borrowed this instead of self from Java/JS. = name instead of = name
where this is presupposed to be a reference to this object in question.