When to use super(type) in python?

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When can I use super(type)? Not super(type,obj) but super(type) - with one argument.
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super(x) returns an "unbound" descriptor, that is, an object that knows how to get data, but has no idea where. If you assign super(x) to a class attribute and then retrieve it, the descriptor machinery cares for proper binding:

class A(object):
    def foo(self):
        print 'parent'

class B(A):
    def foo(self):
        print 'child'

B.parent = super(B)
B().foo()
B().parent.foo()
answered Jun 3 by SDeb
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