teaching OO

Ian Bicking ianb at colorstudy.com
Wed Nov 24 20:56:41 CET 2004


Gabriel Zachmann wrote:
>> The concept of overloading is easy, you can go one step further by
>> introducing generic functions / multimethods through one of the
>> modules floating around the net.
> 
> 
> You mean in Python? (or C++)
> Could you give me a pointer to one of those modules?

There's a simple example of multimethods in the Python Cookbook 
(online).  PEAK now includes a generic function implementation, a bit 
more at http://dirtsimple.org/2004/11/generic-functions-have-landed.html

Adaptation and interfaces are related idea.  I feel like they are a 
little vague at this point, as far as best-practices go.

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