On Thu, May 7, 2020 at 11:56 AM Eric Fahlgren email@example.com wrote:
On Wed, May 6, 2020 at 6:27 PM David Mertz firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I don't think being a function versus a classmethod is important here. Just that the underlying name is *callable*.
But wait a minute, zip isn't just a "callable", it's a class, and adding more methods to it seems perfectly natural, just like lots of other built-in classes.
int.to_bytes(97, 4, 'little')
That one is more normally written as (97).to_bytes(4, 'little') but a better example would be the converse int.from_bytes(b'a\0\0\0', 'little') == 97, as that's a class method.