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Learning Object-Oriented Programming

By : Gaston C. Hillar
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Learning Object-Oriented Programming

By: Gaston C. Hillar

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Learning Object-Oriented Programming
About the Author
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Working with multiple inheritance in Python

We will take advantage of multiple inheritance of classes in Python. First, we will declare the base classes that we will use to create other classes that inherit from them. Then, we will create subclasses that inherit from a pair of classes. We will work with instances of these subclasses that inherit from more than one class. Finally, we will analyze the usage of abstract base classes as another way of achieving the same goal with a more strict structure.

Declaring base classes for multiple inheritance

The following lines show the code for the ComicCharacter class in Python:

class ComicCharacter:
    def __init__(self, nick_name):
        self._nick_name = nick_name

    def nick_name(self):
        return self._nick_name

    def draw_speech_balloon(self, message, destination):

    def draw_thought_balloon(self, message):

The preceding class declares a nick_name read-only property, a draw_speech_ballon method...