Why do I get AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'something'? Why do I get AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'something'? python python

Why do I get AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'something'?


NoneType means that instead of an instance of whatever Class or Object you think you're working with, you've actually got None. That usually means that an assignment or function call up above failed or returned an unexpected result.


You have a variable that is equal to None and you're attempting to access an attribute of it called 'something'.

foo = Nonefoo.something = 1

or

foo = Noneprint(foo.something)

Both will yield an AttributeError: 'NoneType'


Others have explained what NoneType is and a common way of ending up with it (i.e., failure to return a value from a function).

Another common reason you have None where you don't expect it is assignment of an in-place operation on a mutable object. For example:

mylist = mylist.sort()

The sort() method of a list sorts the list in-place, that is, mylist is modified. But the actual return value of the method is None and not the list sorted. So you've just assigned None to mylist. If you next try to do, say, mylist.append(1) Python will give you this error.


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