[Python-Dev] nested scopes confusion
Tue, 4 Dec 2001 15:06:53 -0500 (EST)
>>>>> "TH" == Thomas Heller <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> > How do I achieve the desired effect? Note that the default
>> > argument trick (def mth(i=i): ...) does not work because *args
>> > is present.
>> Use a class with a __call__ method:
TH> That's what I was trying to avoid, because it is too slow.
Calling a regular method on an instance is about 5x faster than
calling an instance that defines an __call__().
But the performance characteristics of class vs. function is really
the bottleneck of your application? Are you sure that nested fuctions
are really cheaper?