FAQ: Learn Python - Introduction to Bitwise Operators - Class Syntax

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I am trying to solve the exercise, but I am having a hard time trying to understand where is the class’ body. Is it where the “class magic” is going to happen? I have been trying to place the “pass” keyword in different places, but all of them gives an error

If I were to define a class called, Pizza…

class Pizza:
    #inside the body

#outside the body

There is no need for the parenthesis in this case?

Edit 1: " Make sure your Animal class inherits from the object class. " -> It gives the following error if I follow the upper code". Same error if I put the parenthesis. I literally don’t know what synthax to follow for this exercise, as everything seems to do an error

No. Classes do not take parameters. What you need is the proper syntax for inheritance. If Pizza were a class that inherited some of its attributes from a base class called Pie for example:

class Pizza(Pie): #because this is a class and not a function, Pie is the base class that pizza inherits from rather than a parameter

If this isn’t working for you, please include your code, and a link to the specific exercise.

class Animal():


This has been my current code.

The link to the excercise I am doing is this one: https://www.codecademy.com/courses/learn-python/lessons/introduction-to-classes/exercises/class-syntax

I just started looking into classes in python so I am very unfamiliar with it. I still haven’t learn what inheritance is exactly. That’s why I am having a hard time in this synthax.

Edit 1: By the way, if I put something into where an object should go, ffor instance:
class Animal(Lion):

it will give me the following error:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “python”, line 1, in
TypeError: Error when calling the metaclass bases
int() takes at most 2 arguments (3 given)

Okay. I’ve looked at the lesson. What it wants is for you to use the object class specifically.

class Animal(object):

This should allow you to proceed.

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Happy coding!