Always call ancestor to avoid risks in Python code
In a class declared like:
class childClass (parentClass):
The body of the __init__ function should contain the one of the following statements :
super( … ).__init__(…)
one pattern parentClass.__init__(…) for each parent class. (there can be several parent class in case of multiple inheritance).
There is no violation if parentClass is the “object” class.
Why you should care
If a base class has an __init__ method defined, its child classes should always call that method in their own __init__ implementations. Forgetting to call the base class’ __init__ method could leave instance members of it uninitialized. This can introduce bugs in a program if the derived class attempts to use any of the uninitialized instance members.
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