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

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Thu Aug 27 10:12:30 CEST 2009

Ben Finney writes:

 > 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.

Of course not!  There will always be children ... I hope.

The point of Design Patterns is to give a vocabulary that can be used
in an "in group" context without any explanation at all, and in the
stylized form

    This implementation follows the "Strategy" design pattern of Ralf,
    Joel, Yen-shih, and Gundarmambanagoong, which is ...

which educates the young and allows the cognoscenti to daydream for a

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