[Baypiggies] The (lack of) design patterns in Python

Shannon -jj Behrens jjinux at gmail.com
Tue Aug 4 10:30:54 CEST 2009

On Sun, Aug 2, 2009 at 7:42 PM, Tony Cappellini<cappy2112 at gmail.com> wrote:
> We have openings for November and December..
> Would anyone here be interested in hearing Joe Gregorio's presentation
> on "The (lack of) design patterns in Python" ?
> I think it would be good for the group to hear, since many didn't get
> to go to Oscon.
> If yes, are any of the Google employees in touch with him and would
> you be willing to ask him?


However, I must admit, it'll probably drive me crazy.  I read the gang
of four cover-to-cover.  I think design patterns are language
specific.  For instance, I think that monads are a design pattern that
are really helpful in Haskell.  I get really bent out of shape when
people say, "My language is so powerful, it doesn't need design
patterns!" *sigh*  For instance, using class methods for providing
multiple constructors is something that Alex Martelli taught me, and I
think it qualifies as a design pattern.  (His example was
DateTime.from_gregorian_date(), etc.)


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with great love. -- Mother Teresa

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