Yes, I'm sure that's most of it. For old-timers, it's natural to
thing = Class_Name(arglist)
thing = Class_Name().__init__(arglist)
in analogy with the old convention. It's not obvious at first that this
The rest of it is that the special semantics of __init__ aren't quite
fully spelled out in section 3.3.1 of the reference manual: when the
manual doesn't _say_ what an __init__ method should return, "not obvious"
seems a fair characterization of the reader's position.
BTW, none of this is to say I have a complaint about __init__. It's
just-not-obvious<grin>-ly y'rs - tim
Tim Peters email@example.com
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