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super(type[, object-or-type])

Return a proxy object that delegates method calls to a parent or sibling class of type. This is useful for accessing inherited methods that have been overridden in a class. The search order is same as that used by getattr() except that the type itself is skipped.

class A(object):
    def foo(self):
        print "foo"

class B(A):
    def foo(self):
        super(B, self).foo()

myB = B()

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You may find yourself writing code that refers to variables and functions in base classes. This is particularly true if your derived class is a refinement or specialisation of code in your base class.

Instead of using the literal name of the base class in your code, you should be using the special name parent, which refers to the name of your base class as given in the extends declaration of your class. By doing this, you avoid using the name of your base class in more than one place. Should your inheritance tree change during implementation, the change is easily made by simply changing the extends declaration of your class.

class {
example() {
"I am A::example() and provide basic functionality.<br />\n";

extends {
example() {
"I am B::example() and provide additional functionality.<br />\n";

$b = new B;

// This will call B::example(), which will in turn call A::example().