[Python-Dev] PEP 443 - Single-dispatch generic functions (including ABC support)

Steven D'Aprano steve at pearwood.info
Sun May 26 04:22:16 CEST 2013

On 26/05/13 09:07, PJ Eby wrote:

> """
> Transforms a function into a single-dispatch generic function. A **generic
> function** is composed of multiple functions implementing the same
> operation for different types. Which
> implementation should be used during a call is determined by the
> dispatch algorithm.
> When the implementation is chosen based on the type of a single argument,
> this is known as **single dispatch**.
> Adding an implementation to a generic function is achieved by using the
> :func:`register` attribute of the generic function. The
> :func:`register` attribute is a decorator, taking a type paramater

Typo: /s/paramater/parameter/

> and decorating a function implementing the operation for that type."""

Otherwise, +1 on the doc changes suggested.

Thanks PJ and Łukasz for seeing this one through.


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