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  • Bernard of Clairvaux, Saint 1090-1153. French monastic reformer and political figure. Widely known for his piety and mysticism, he was instrumental in the condemnation of Peter Abelard and in rallying support for the Second Crusade.


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  • On the other hand, if you are completely explicit and you use the full syntax, by writing the external method as def __init__ (self): print ( 'calling __init__') super (C, self). __init__ () everything will work because you are explicitly telling than the method will be attached to the class

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  • For instance, this is a syntax that cannot work: def __init__ (self): print ( 'calling __init__') super (). __init__ () class C (object):

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