[BangPypers] Return values

shankha shankhabanerjee at gmail.com
Sat Sep 20 11:14:07 CEST 2014

Can you please tell at how many places you make the call.

That is the problem with these stupid dynamic languages :-)
On Sep 20, 2014 2:35 PM, "Noufal Ibrahim KV" <noufal at nibrahim.net.in> wrote:

> I've recently come across something that I'd like some comments on. It's
> a stylistic issue so not something that there's an objective answer
> for. Nevertheless.
> I have a function that gets some statistics from some source and returns
> it to the user as a Stats object. Let's call it get_stats. This has a
> parameter `consolidate`. If consolidate is True, it will combine all the
> statistics and return just one Stats object. If not, it will return a
> list of Stats objects.
> The problem now is that this function sometimes returns a single thing
> and some times a list. I don't like this since I have to alter my
> calling code to handle this.
> I'm surprised that I've never hit this before and I'm not really sure
> how to handle it.
> Comments?
> --
> Cordially,
> Noufal
> http://nibrahim.net.in
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