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

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Wed Aug 26 21:03:52 CEST 2009

>> 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.

I think it's too early to tell. It may be that they have not yet
achieved their purpose - just let's wait fifty more years
(and I'm only half-joking).


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