Darren Young Darren Young - 1 year ago 186
Python Question

Python 'self' keyword

I am new to Python (usually work on C#), started using it over the last couple of days.

Within a class, do you need to prefix any call to that classes data members and methods? So if I am calling a method or obtaining a value from that class, from within that class, I need to use self.method(), or self.intvalue, for example?

I just want to check that there isn't a less verbose way that I have not encountered yet.

Answer Source

There is no less verbose way. Always use self.x to access the instance attribute x. Note that unlike this in C++, self is not a keyword, though. You could give the first parameter of your method any name you want, but you are strongly advised to stick to the convention of calling it self.

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