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

Tung Wai Yip tungwaiyip at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 4 18:52:13 CEST 2009

I agree. I've pick up the Design Patterns book one time after it was  
sitting in the bookshelve for many years. I find most of them are really  
class based C++ design patterns and are irrelevant for Python. That say  
there must be some Python patterns that are useful. The  
decorate-sort-undecorate DSU pattern has come to mind.

Wai Yip

> Shannon -jj Behrens <jjinux at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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?
>> +1
>> 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.
> Sounds like you and Joe are in complete agreement.  His whole point is
> that the design patterns so necessary in Java are mostly unused in
> Python, because Python has lots of powerful built-in capabilities that
> Java lacks.  If it's a language feature, you just use it; if it isn't,
> you need a design pattern to imitate it.
> Bill
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