Multiple dispatch again
mwm at mired.org
Fri Jan 3 03:26:26 CET 2003
"Samuele Pedroni" <pedronis at bluewin.ch> writes:
> From: "David Mertz" <mertz at gnosis.cx>
> > I've got to thinking about multimethods/multiple dispatch lately. I
> > wonder if Pythonistas have some futher opinions on the use of these.
> > Actually, part of it is that I'd -really- like to better understand use
> > cases for multiple dispatch. As a trick, I can see it has a certain
> > elegance, but little rock/paper/scissors toys are not, finally,
> > compelling.
> 1) You can think about operators as multimethods vs. __add__ __radd__ .
The interesting question this brings up is how replacing the current
set of rules by a true multiple dispatch mechanism would change adding
types/methods to the existing type lattice. Anyone have any thoughts
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