First argument to super() is not enclosing class¶
ID: py/super-not-enclosing-class Kind: problem Severity: error Precision: high Tags: - reliability - maintainability - convention - external/cwe/cwe-687 Query suites: - python-security-and-quality.qls
super class should be called with the enclosing class as its first argument and
self as its second argument.
Passing a different class may work correctly, provided the class passed is a super class of the enclosing class and the enclosing class does not define an
__init__ method. However, this may result in incorrect object initialization if the enclosing class is later subclassed using multiple inheritance.
Ensure that the first argument to
super() is the enclosing class.
In this example the call to
super(Vehicle, self) in
Car.__init__ is incorrect as it passes
Vehicle rather than
Car as the first argument to
super. As a result,
super(SportsCar, self).__init__() in the
SportsCar.__init__ method will not call all
__init__() methods because the call to
super(Vehicle, self).__init__() skips
class Vehicle(object): pass class Car(Vehicle): def __init__(self): #This is OK provided that Car is not subclassed. super(Vehicle, self).__init__() self.car_init() class StatusSymbol(object): def __init__(self): super(StatusSymbol, self).__init__() self.show_off() class SportsCar(Car, StatusSymbol): def __init__(self): #This will not call StatusSymbol.__init__() super(SportsCar, self).__init__() self.sports_car_init() #Fix Car by passing Car to super(). #SportsCar does not need to be changed. class Car(Car, Vehicle): def __init__(self): super(Car, self).__init__() self.car_init()