parameterized functions: a question of style

Peter Hansen peter at
Tue Aug 13 02:30:18 CEST 2002

laotseu wrote:
> Peter Hansen wrote:
> > Blair Hall wrote:
> >>This solution leaves me with a class, not a function (which is what I
> >>intended to have), so there would be a further step needed to export
> >>the class methods as functions.
> > The further step would simply be to define __call__() methods in the
> > classes to make the instances callable.  Then you have "functions"
> > in the sense that you probably need them.
> >
> > -Peter
> *simply* ?

Well, it is actually quite simple, as the small next step needed to turn
his classes into what he needed.

> <AMHA>
> I'd say the first solution (FP style) is much more simple and readable,
> and so much more pythonic...
> </AMHA>

I agree completely.  I was not recommending the approach, just answering
his implied question about how to get it to work.


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