On Thu, Aug 15, 2013 at 2:08 PM, Steven D'Aprano firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Each scheme ended up needing to be a separate function, for ease of both
implementation and testing. So I had four private median functions, which I put inside a class to act as namespace and avoid polluting the main namespace. Then I needed a "master function" to select which of the methods should be called, with all the additional testing and documentation that entailed.
That's just an implementation issue, though, and sounds like a minor inconvenience to the implementor rather than anything serious; I don't think that that should dictate the API that's used.
- The API doesn't really feel very Pythonic to me. For example, we write:
And I guess this is subjective: conversely, the API you're proposing doesn't feel Pythonic to me. :-) I'd like the hear the opinion of other python-dev readers.
Thanks for the detailed replies. Would it be possible to put some of this reasoning into the PEP?