FAQ: Learn Python: Classes - Attribute Functions


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Can someone explain why "count" in the if hasattr(element, "count") line of this problem does not return false?

The way I am understanding, hasttr() is that it takes in 2 arguments and it checks if the 2nd argument exists and returns True if it does.

Shouldn’t "count" return False and skip the print statement?

I probably just need some sleep but would really appreciate someone helping me understand why if hasattr(element, "s") doesn’t work.

Thank you. :slight_smile:




Even thought the count is in " " it’s not checking for the string count. It’s using the count method. In this case it just checking to see if the item is a string.