The following demonstrates how to create classes in Python.
class Person: """ This class represents a Person with fields name and age. """ # This is the constructor of the class. # age here is an optional parameter. def __init__ (self, name, age=0): self.name = name self.age = age # Get the name of the person. def get_name(self): return self.name # Get the age of the person. def get_age(self): return self.age def main(): personA = Person('Yancy Vance') personB = Person('John Doe', 22) print '%s is %d year/s old.' % (personA.get_name(), personA.get_age()) print '%s is %d year/s old.' % (personB.get_name(), personB.get_age()) main()
The output for this would be:
Yancy Vance is 0 year/s old. John Doe is 22 year/s old.
One special thing that you have to take note is that, unlike Java and C++, Python does not support method overloading.