Modifying member variables - Explanation requested


Hello, dear all. Could somebody be so kind and explain me more explicitly, what does this code mean

print my_car.condition
print my_car.condition

I took it from my correctly solved exercise.

I just had an intuitive feeling about the solution in that specific part rather than fool understanding what is going on. Thank you, guys =)

class Car(object):
    condition = "new"
    def __init__(self, model, color, mpg):
        self.model = model
        self.color = color
        self.mpg   = mpg
    def display_car(self):
        print ("This is a %s %s with %s MPG.") % (self.color, self.model, str(self.mpg))
    def drive_car(self):
        self.condition = "used"
my_car = Car("DeLorean", "silver", 88)

print my_car.condition
print my_car.condition


well, first you print the condition (which is a member/class variable)

then you take the car for a drive (calling drive_car method, which changes the value of class variable)

then you print the condition of the car again, its now used given you drove in it


Thank you, @stetim94.
Correct me please, if I am wrong.
So generally speaking I am taking the first command print my_car.condition and it produces the condition which is "new" which was announced at the beginning of the code.
Afterwards, I am updating my 'condition' with a method my_car.drive_car() and later on it prints new condition of my car print my_car.condition? Thank you


nothing to correct, you are right.


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