I have the following Python 2.7 code:

class Frame:
    def __init__(self, image):
        self.image = image

class Eye(Frame):
    def __init__(self, image):
        super(Eye, self).__init__()
        self.some_other_defined_stuff()

I’m trying to extend the __init__() method so that when I instantiate an ‘Eye’ it does a bunch of other stuff (self.some_other_defined_stuff()), in addition to what Frame sets up. Frame.__init__() needs to run first.

I get the following error:

super(Eye, self).__init__()
TypeError: must be type, not classobj

Which I do not understand the logical cause of. Can someone explain please? I’m used to just typing ‘super’ in ruby.

There are two errors here:

  1. super() only works for new-style classes; use object as a base class for Frame to make it use new-style semantics.

  2. You still need to call the overridden method with the right arguments; pass in image to the __init__ call.

So the correct code would be:

class Frame(object):
    def __init__(self, image):
        self.image = image

class Eye(Frame):
    def __init__(self, image):
        super(Eye, self).__init__(image)
        self.some_other_defined_stuff()

Frame must extend object because only the new style classes support super call you make in Eye like so:

class Frame(object):
    def __init__(self, image):
        self.image = image

class Eye(Frame):
    def __init__(self, image):
        super(Eye, self).__init__(image)
        self.some_other_defined_stuff()

Please write :__metaclass__ = type at the top of the code then we can Access super class

__metaclass__ = type
class Vehicle:
                def start(self):
                                print("Starting engine")
                def stop(self):
                                print("Stopping engine")                            
class TwoWheeler(Vehicle):
                def say(self):
                    super(TwoWheeler,self).start()
                    print("I have two wheels")
                    super(TwoWheeler,self).stop()                            
Pulsar=TwoWheeler()
Pulsar.say()

Hi see my working codes for python 2.7

__metaclass__ = type
class Person:
    def __init__(self, first, last, age):
        self.firstname = first
        self.lastname = last
        self.age = age

    def __str__(self):
        return self.firstname + " " + self.lastname + ", " + str(self.age)

class Employee(Person):
    def __init__(self, first, last, age, staffnum):
        super(Employee, self).__init__(first, last, age)
        self.staffnumber = staffnum

    def __str__(self):
        return super(Employee, self).__str__() + ", " +  self.staffnumber


x = Person("Marge", "Simpson", 36)
y = Employee("Homer", "Simpson", 28, "1007")

print(x)
print(y)