Methods vs. Functions (Re: [Python-Dev] A house upon the sand)

Greg Ewing
Tue, 28 Nov 2000 12:32:55 +1300 (NZDT)

Anyone with an interest in the string functions vs.
string methods debate should read this article, which
was referenced in comp.lang.python recently:

    How Non-Member Functions Improve Encapsulation
    by Scott Meyers

Mr. Meyers presents some very well-reasoned arguments
against the everything-should-be-a-method mentality.

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