[Chicago] Factoring fun with functions in Python

Dan Krol orblivion at gmail.com
Wed Nov 14 19:25:17 CET 2012

You somehow *make do.

On Wed, Nov 14, 2012 at 10:24 AM, Dan Krol <orblivion at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thinking more, I realized that in Haskell, this one-or-two line
> function thing is practically enforced in the language, with the
> exception of do notation. You somehow I do. I do think the concern I
> brought up does happen there though. Not having higher level grouping
> makes everything completely flat. I mean, we split things into files
> for readability. There must be something to be said for hierarchy.
> Good point on the testing. Somebody mentioned namespacing. So
> basically make a class, and make all these things class methods? That
> would pretty much accomplish the same or better as far as visually
> grouping similar concerns, while still allowing for testing. Perhaps
> I'll try that going forward.
> On Wed, Nov 14, 2012 at 9:36 AM, kirby urner <kirby.urner at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Nov 14, 2012 at 7:09 AM, Garrett Smith <g at rre.tt> wrote:
>>> While it's hard to avoid side effects entirely (e.g. printing to
>>> stdout is a side effect), we can certainly be aware of them and try to
>>> make our functions side effect free as much as possible. If we're
>>> purists, we can use a language like Haskell that handles this problem
>>> explicitly [2].
>> A blog post on functional languages vs. imperative (so-called):
>> http://worldgame.blogspot.com/2012/10/functionalism-versus-objectivism-again.html
>> I am using more Haskell myself in my curriculum writing (which writing I
>> gave a presentation about at Portland User Group last night, one of
>> two talks on teaching / learning Python).
>> Kirby
>> (in Portland, lurker on Chipy)
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