C API eqivalent of object.__new__

Jacek Generowicz jacek.generowicz at cern.ch
Mon Oct 4 15:06:05 CEST 2004


aleaxit at yahoo.com (Alex Martelli) writes:

> Jacek Generowicz <jacek.generowicz at cern.ch> wrote:
>    ...
> > > "Make it work, make it right, make it fast", as Kent Beck says!-).
> > 
> > I've been quoting (a variation on) this to all and sundry, and
> > attributing it to KB for a few years now, but I've completely
> > forgotten where I came across it. Do you know its origin ?
> 
> Yes, I asked Kent (I wanted to make sure I attributed it properly in my
> book!) for the right wording and origin: the right (original) wording is
> exactly as above, and Kent says that he's heard this motto throughout
> his childhood from his father, an engineer (I dunno in which field, it
> seemed to me that ``as Kent Beck often writes, quoting his father, ...''
> is an excellent attribution, so I didn't check further;-).

... which means that I could have picked this up from just about
anything that Kent has written or even the Python Nutshell or
Cookbook?

Indeed, it's right there at the beginning of the _Optimization_
section of the Nutshell.



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