[Python-ideas] Json object-level serializer

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Sat Jul 31 14:10:58 CEST 2010

On Sat, 31 Jul 2010 11:31:49 +1000
Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> However, the simpler approach is just to recommend that
> single-dispatch generic functions default to a particular method.
> "magic method" vs "generic function" isn't actually an either-or
> decision: it is quite possible to have the latter rely on the former
> in its default "unrecognised type" implementation, while still
> providing the type registration infrastructure that allows an
> application to say "no, I don't want that behaviour in this case, I
> want to do something different".

Ah, right. That sounds much more appealing.

> To be honest, there are actually some more features I would want to
> push for in ABCs (specifically, a public API to view an ABC's type
> registry, as well as a callback API to be notified of registration
> changes) before seriously proposing an official generic function
> implementation in the standard library.

Would be nice, indeed.



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