I'd like to create a many-to-many relationship from and to a user class object.
I have something like this:
blocked_users = models.ManyToManyField(MyUser, blank=True, null=True)
Technically, I'm pretty sure "MyUser" or "self" will work, as long as it's a string in either case. You just can't pass
MyUser, the actual class.
However, the docs always use "self". Using "self" is not only more explicit about what's actually happening, but it's impervious to class name changes. For example, if you later changed
SomethingElse, you would then need to update any reference to "MyUser" as well. The problem is that since it's a string, your IDE will not alert you to the error, so there's a greater chance of your missing it. Using "self" will work no matter what the class' name is now or in the future.