Tricky Areas in Python

Andrew Durdin adurdin at gmail.com
Mon Oct 24 03:41:35 CEST 2005


On 10/24/05, Alex Martelli <aleaxit at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I may branch out into more advanced stuff such as asking
> for an example use case for a closure, a custom descriptor, or an import
> hook, for example

Isn't that approaching things from the wrong angle? You're asking them
to synthesise a problem for a given solution, rather than analyse a
problem to determine an appropriate solution. Asking questions like
these tests memory more than competence -- for example, if you ask me
of a use case for a closure, the only answer I could give would be to
remember a problem I'd solved in the past using one.

Andrew



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