[Python-Dev] type categories

Greg Ewing greg@cosc.canterbury.ac.nz
Fri, 16 Aug 2002 13:26:10 +1200 (NZST)

David Abrahams <dave@boost-consulting.com>:

> Koenig lookup raises a similar issue: that the behavior of a function
> call can be changed depending on which headers are #included, and even
> the order they're #included in.

But at least you can, in principle, figure out what will be done by a
particular call in the source, by examining the files included by that
source file.

With the proposed generic function mechanism in Python, that wouldn't
be true.

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