I was browsing through some code, and I noticed a line that caught my attention. The code is similar to the example below
>> <__main__.MyClass object at 0x000002A12E7CA908>
Not really, it's just an odd way of making it available to call via the class, too:
works fine since, even though nothing is implicitly passed as with instances, the default value for that argument is provided. If no default was provided, when called, this would of course raise the
TypeError we all love.
Bottom line, this is more confusing than it is practical. If you need to do something similar I'd advice a simple
classmethod if you need to access class attributes) with a default argument to achieve a similar effect.
That way you don't stump anyone reading your code (like the developer who wrote this did with you ;-):
@staticmethod def call_me(a=''): print(a)