Python recipes: list mixin, improved timeit, etc

George Sakkis gsakkis at rutgers.edu
Fri Oct 7 15:50:36 CEST 2005


"Steven D'Aprano" <steve at REMOVETHIScyber.com.au> wrote:

> I've just found this:
>
> [quote]
> A mixin class is a parent class that is inherited from - but not as
> a means of specialization. Typically, the mixin will export services to a
> child class, but no semantics will be implied about the child "being a
> kind of" the parent.
> [end quote]
>
> from http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?MixIn
>
> Is that all they are?
>
> It is amazing how you can take the simplest concept, and by using
> appropriate terminology, make it as confusing and opaque as you want...
>
> *wink*

 Now this reminds me of Xah's entertaining posts about "moronicities of the tech-geek industry
jargon" <wink>.

George





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