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Why do we use self attribute in defining an instance of class? What is it's specific purpose?

Eg. class Cat: def __init__(self, color, legs): self.color = color self.legs = legs

4/17/2019 2:50:57 AM

Prince PS[#Not_Active!!]

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Self is an object reference to the object itself. It is similar to this keyword of other programming languages. Plz refer to this link : https://stackoverflow.com/questions/2709821/what-is-the-purpose-of-self

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You can use any valid variable name, it's just that self is convention. It is an instance of a class i.e object reference to itself.

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It is the constructor in Python, strongly private with two underscores at the beginning.