I am just starting to look at writing class in Python. Can a class that I write inherit Python calendar?
I'm not very certain on classes and stuff like that myself but i'm guessing and from what i've read i think if you do
class namehere(calender_name): stuff here
can't guarantee it will work (not on my computer so i can't get at python to try it)
but it's just an idea
You can only inherit another class. The module calendar contains a function calendar, but you can't inherit a function. This small code might explain a few basic things ...
import calendar import Cookie import inspect if inspect.isclass(calendar): print "calendar is a class" else: print "calendar is not a class" # this would give you an error since calendar is not a class, but a module # there is a function (not a class) calendar within module calendar # you can use functions like calendar.calendar(), but not inherit them """ class MyCalendar(calendar): pass """ if inspect.isclass(Cookie.Morsel): print "Cookie.Morsel is a class" else: print "Cookie.Morsel is not a class" # this will work, since Morsel is a class in module Cookie class MyCookie(Cookie.Morsel): "now do something more than pass" pass print type(calendar) # <type 'module'> print type(calendar.calendar) # <type 'function'> print type(Cookie) # <type 'module'> print type(Cookie.Morsel) # <type 'type'> hint of class
Note: A class name by convention starts with a capital letter, this can be a hint!
I am astonished how little classes basic Python modules uses. I thought it was more of a OO language.