Inheritance and Internals: Object-Oriented Programming in Python

Python includes mechanisms for writing object-oriented code where the data and operations on that data are structured together. The class keyword is how you create these structures in Python. The definition of a class can be based on other classes, allowing the creation of hierarchical structures and promoting code reuse. This mechanism is known as inheritance.

In this course, you’ll learn about:

  • Basic class inheritance
  • Multi-level inheritance, or classes that inherit from classes
  • Classes that inherit directly from more than one class, or multiple inheritance
  • Special methods that you can use when writing classes
  • Abstract base classes for classes that you don’t want to fully implement yet

This course is the second in a three-part series. Part one is an introduction to class syntax, teaching you how to write a class and use its attributes and methods. Part three dives deeper into the philosophy behind writing good object-oriented code.

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