Why can you call model without specifying forward method

I am not sure this is a pytorch question or a python question. In

line 127, why is it ok to call model(doc_indices, pivot_words, target_words) without specifying forward() method name?

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python question.

When you call model(...), you are actually calling model.__call__(...). As you can see here, the __call__ method on nn.Module eventually calls forward along with taking care of tracing and hooks.


Would you mind explaining what do you by ‘tracing and hooks’ ?