FAQ: Rule-Based Chatbots - Interpreting User Responses I

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Hi - in this exercise the negative_responses and exit_commands attributes come before def init(self):, whereas the class variable matching_phrases comes afterwords. I am not fully understanding the distinction between an attribute coming before def init(self): and variable coming after. What is the difference in behaviour? The fact that both attribute and class variable are accessed within the instance by self. prefix adds to my confusion. Any clarification on this would be greatly appreciated.