Design question about pretree classifier
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Fri Dec 18 20:25:09 CET 2009
On 18 Dez., 18:59, Steve Holden <st... at holdenweb.com> wrote:
> Julian wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I've got a design problem for a classifier. To make it short: it maps
> > strings on strings.
> > Some strings have exactly one classification, some none and some more
> > than one.
> > There's a method classify(self, word) wich classifies a word. For the
> > first case there's no problem:
> > - one classification: return the value (it's a string)
> > But:
> > - none classification: return an exception or None? I think None is
> > better, hence its not an exception that there is no classification but
> > a defined state. What do you think?
> > - many classifications: what to do? retun a sequence of strings? raise
> > an exception and implement another method wich returns than the
> > classifications? what should I do here?
> > thanks for your answers!
> Always return a list or tuple. For no classifications it should be
> empty, for one classification it should have one element, ... , for N
> classifications it should have N elements.
thanks, sounds simple and good!
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