Data types

Discussion in 'Python' started by waqar, Mar 24, 2005.

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    waqar Guest

    What are the user defined types in Python? Can we call lists, tuples &
    dictionaries user-defined data types?
    waqar, Mar 24, 2005
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  2. Lists, tuples, and dictionaries are built-in types.
    Classes are the mechanism for user-defined types in Python.
    Lonnie Princehouse, Mar 24, 2005
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    vahmad70 Guest

    I am new to python and learning it. Can you please give me a simple
    example of user defined type through class mechanism.
    vahmad70, Mar 24, 2005
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    Bill Mill Guest

    Bill Mill, Mar 24, 2005
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    Tim Jarman Guest

    Python 2.4 (#1, Dec 31 2004, 17:21:43)
    [GCC 3.3.2 (Mandrake Linux 10.0 3.3.2-6mdk)] on linux2
    Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information..... def __init__(self, body_part):
    .... self.body_part = body_part
    .... def speak(self):
    .... print "My %s hurts!" % self.body_part
    ....My brain hurts!

    Despite what Mr Gumby just said, defining your own classes is pretty
    painless in Python. Check out the Tutorial, especially section 9:

    Tim Jarman, Mar 24, 2005
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