a class's coupling to its bases (was Re: __init__ concerns)

Erik Max Francis max at alcyone.com
Tue Dec 11 20:09:22 CET 2001


Alex Martelli wrote:

> Case [1]: when using a framework by subclassing framework-supplied
> classes
> 
> You would not WANT to know, if at all feasible, because it loosens the
> coupling between your code and some application framework that you're
> using, when you have to inherit from some class in the application
> framework.  Coupling should be held as loose as feasible (but no
> looser than that...).

I would think that in these kinds of situations, part of the contract
would be that the base class would have some well-defined constructor
argument list, or some set of well-defined lists to choose from.

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