OO re-factoring (was Pythonese/Efficiency/Generalese critique [on Tutor])

Lee Cullens lee_cullens at mac.com
Wed Jun 8 06:52:06 CEST 2005

In my original post I noted my recent exposure to Python and put up a  
little utility to my iDisk asking for a Pythonese/Efficiency/ 
Generalese critique.

Javier, Kent and Liam were gracious enough to offer comments, which  
were greatly appreciated.  To follow through with the learning  
exercise, I incorporated their comments (at least the ones there were  
no conflicting opinions on :~) and put up the new version as:

I was thinking of extending the learning exercise by re-factoring it  
as an OO approach, since it would contain a minimum altered method.   
Being new to OOP also though, I'm confusing myself with how that  
would be best accomplished.  My thinking is that class/subclass  
method instances would replace the recursive functions approach, but  
have as yet not formed the coding in my mind.

I've read a lot on OOP, but seem to have a problem with the practical  
use of such in this utility.  I'm undoubtedly creating a mountain of  
an ant hill in my mind, so any thoughts would be appreciated.

Lee C

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