[Python-Dev] OT: Performance vs. Clarity vs. Convention

Aahz aahz@pythoncraft.com
Thu, 6 Jun 2002 00:03:33 -0400

On Wed, Jun 05, 2002, Patrick K. O'Brien wrote:
> class Element:
>     def __str__(self):
>         pass

Dunno about other people's opinions, but I have a strong distaste for
creating methods whose body contains pass.  I always use "raise
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