What is the purpose of the self keyword when defining or calling methods on an instance of an object?

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