[Edu-sig] Lined up for EuroPython
ajsiegel at optonline.net
Sat Jun 25 22:10:49 CEST 2005
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> From: edu-sig-bounces at python.org [mailto:edu-sig-bounces at python.org] On
> Behalf Of Lee Harr
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> >"method_get" is a package level funtion which does compares the __sigs
> >to the args for all factory functions and gives back the information
> >necessary to call the correct class with the correct arguments in the
> >correct order.
> Reminds me of this article about "multiple dispatch" :
See the relationship - but the article is a little too technical for me to
understand what is the same and what is different about what I'm doing and
"multiple dispatch". Usually "too technical for me" means mostly a lack of a
grasp of the vocabulary, and I am a bit stubborn in not working to get up to
speed on programming vocabulary.
I never understood what a "factory function" was until I invented one ;) -
and only then realized it had been invented a million times before.
Starting by wishing that Python had the kind of method overloading that Java
features, I ended up with a solution that more concisely, more specifically,
and more completely solves the problem I was trying to solve than I ever
would have come to had Python in fact *had* method overloading.
Though method overloading would have been *easier* ;)
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