[Python-Dev] Replacement for print in Python 3.0

Bill Janssen janssen at parc.com
Wed Sep 7 01:37:57 CEST 2005

Guido van Rossum wrote:
> So let's call it the "Swiss Army Knife
> (...Not)" API design pattern.

IIRC, this is one of the design principles which inspired Lisp mixins.
The idea was that different interfaces should be separated into
different classes.  If you needed a class which combined them, you'd
just mix two superclasses together.


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