python without OO
tjreedy at udel.edu
Wed Jan 26 08:05:58 CET 2005
Davor, Before I learned Python, I too was put off by OO hype. And I
suppose I still would be if I still listened to it. But Python's class
statement is somewhere inbetween a C typedef and C++/Jave classes.
Stripped down pretty much to the essentials and only used when really
useful, it made more sense to me.
If you start a project in Python and enlist other competant Pythoneers,
they most likely will not be OO fanatics. Simply tell prospective partners
that you prefer structured procedural programming to user-written object
classes everywhere. An OO afionado will realise that yours is not the
project to join.
I think you should perhaps read and write more Python code before making a
decision. Do note that methods within a class are functions first and
benefit from good procedural-code-writing ability.
Terry J. Reedy
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