[Python-Dev] PEP 3144: IP Address Manipulation Library for the Python Standard Library

Ben Finney ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Wed Aug 26 20:49:38 CEST 2009

Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net> writes:

> DrKJam <drkjam <at> gmail.com> writes:
> > netaddr employs a simple variant of the GoF Strategy design pattern (with
> added Python sensibility).
> It would be nice if you could avoid employing this kind of acronyms
> without explaining them. Not everybody drinks the design pattern
> kool-aid.

A pity, since the entire point of Design Patterns is to give us a
vocabulary of terms to use that enable these concepts to be communicated
*without* continually re-defining them. To that extent, then, they fail
their purpose.

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