common practice for creating utility functions?

Bruno Desthuilliers bdesth.quelquechose at free.quelquepart.fr
Tue May 16 01:46:05 CEST 2006


Paul Rubin a écrit :
> John Salerno <johnjsal at NOSPAMgmail.com> writes:
> 
>>So my first question is this: should I make a Cryptogram class for
>>this, or are functions fine? If the latter, then back to my original
>>point: can I do something like this:
>>
>>def convert_quote(quote):
>>     return make_code(quote)
> 
> 
> It's fine to do that if it expresses your intentions more clearly.

Then it would be better to just alias it:

# def convert_quote(quote):
#     return make_code(quote)
convert_quote = make_code

About the "fine to do" part, remember that Python's function calls are 
rather expansive...



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