[Python-Dev] new LRU cache API in Py3.2

Stefan Behnel stefan_ml at behnel.de
Sat Sep 4 10:28:45 CEST 2010


reading the description of the new LRU cache in the "What's new in 3.2" 
document now, I got the impression that the hits/misses attributes and the 
.clear() method aren't really well namespaced. When I read


it's not very obvious to me what happens, unless I know that there actually 
*is* a cache involved, which simply has the same name as the function. So 
this will likely encourage users to add a half-way redundant comment like 
"clear the cache" to their code.

What about adding an intermediate namespace called "cache", so that the new 
operations are available like this:

     print get_phone_number.cache.hits


It's just a little more overhead, but I think it reads quite a bit better.


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