Fix Python – How to access outer class from an inner class?


Asked By – T. Stone

I have a situation like so…

class Outer(object):

    def some_method(self):
        # do something

    class Inner(object):
        def __init__(self):
            self.Outer.some_method()    # <-- this is the line in question

How can I access the Outer class’s method from the Inner class?

Now we will see solution for issue: How to access outer class from an inner class?


The methods of a nested class cannot directly access the instance attributes of the outer class.

Note that it is not necessarily the case that an instance of the outer class exists even when you have created an instance of the inner class.

In fact, it is often recommended against using nested classes, since the nesting does not imply any particular relationship between the inner and outer classes.

This question is answered By – Daniel Vassallo

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