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Python: super(ClassName, self) vs. super(self.__class__, self)

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"""Simple example showing why using super(self.__class__, self) is a BAD IDEA (tm)"""
 
class A(object):
def x(self):
print "A.x"
 
class B(A):
def x(self):
print "B.x"
super(B, self).x()
 
class C(B):
def x(self):
print "C.x"
super(C, self).x()
 
 
class X(object):
def x(self):
print "X.x"
 
class Y(X):
def x(self):
print "Y.x"
super(self.__class__, self).x() # <- this is WRONG don't do it!
 
class Z(Y):
def x(self):
print "Z.x"
super(self.__class__, self).x() # <- this is WRONG don't do it!
 
if __name__ == '__main__':
C().x()
Z().x() # will cause 'RuntimeError: maximum recursion depth exceeded'

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