[Python-3000] Generic function PEP won't make it in time
p.f.moore at gmail.com
Wed Apr 25 10:05:42 CEST 2007
On 25/04/07, Greg Ewing <greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz> wrote:
> Do we really need to have B&D-ish enforcement of abstract
> method implementation? It doesn't seem pythonic to me.
> I might want to leave some methods of an ABC unimplemented
> because I'm not intending to use them. I'd be annoyed if
> I were prevented from doing that because of some theoretical
> notion that they "should" be implemented.
I agree - this whole discussion still sounds like things are getting
OTOH, in Greg's case maybe he should just not bother inheriting from
the ABC. From what I hear, that shouldn't cause him any problems
("duck typing isn't going away" is the message I've heard). Of course,
it's difficult to be sure without specific examples (on either side of
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