What is the purpose of the “self” keyword when defining or calling instance methods?

  • self means that no other arguments are required to be passed into the method.
  • There is no real purpose for the self method; it’s just historic computer science jargon that Python keeps to stay consistent with other programming languages.
  • self refers to the instance whose method was called.
  • self refers to the class that was inherited from to create the object using self.
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