On Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:22:00 -0600
Nick Timkovich <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Functions are great. I'm a big fan of functions. However,
> 1. Once there are several that all have the same thing as an argument:
> thing_operation1(thing, arg), thing_operation2(thing, arg)...it's about
> time to bind them together.
> 2. And especially for the heap "soft-datatype": once it's heapified,
> naively modifying it with other methods will ruin the heap invariant. **The
> actual list you pass around can't be treated as a list.**
A third reason: documentation and discoverability. If I type
help(some_heapified_list) at the prompt, I get the usual documentation
for list methods, not the documentation of heapq functions...
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