Python: self and the implicit argument
Self-tutoring about Python: the tutor mentions the self concept.
To Python, when you call an ordinary class method (as opposed to a static one), the object whose method is being called is an implicit parameter. You can call it externally without mentioning that. Internally, however, it needs to be there.
def hello(self): #self means this object
print(“hello from Class0”)
When you make an object of Class0, like so:
you can then call its “hello” method without giving any parameters:
Within the class definition, people typically use self as the parameter that represents the object. Yet, self is not a keyword; duck would work equally well, so far as I know.
Source:Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.