Your problem is that class B is not declared as a “new-style” class. Change it like so:
and it will work.
super() and all subclass/superclass stuff only works with new-style classes. I recommend you get in the habit of always typing that
(object) on any class definition to make sure it is a new-style class.
Old-style classes (also known as “classic” classes) are always of type
classobj; new-style classes are of type
type. This is why you got the error message you saw:
TypeError: super() argument 1 must be type, not classobj
Try this to see for yourself:
class OldStyle: pass class NewStyle(object): pass print type(OldStyle) # prints: <type 'classobj'> print type(NewStyle) # prints <type 'type'>
Note that in Python 3.x, all classes are new-style. You can still use the syntax from the old-style classes but you get a new-style class. So, in Python 3.x you won’t have this problem.