My python annoyances so far

Alex Martelli aleax at mac.com
Fri Apr 27 04:36:09 CEST 2007


Steven D'Aprano <steve at REMOVE.THIS.cybersource.com.au> wrote:
   ...
> detail you shouldn't care about. Functions that cache the result of long
> time-consuming complications are _good_. 

Not necessarily --
<http://blogs.msdn.com/oldnewthing/archive/2004/12/20/327369.aspx>
asserts the exactly opposite principle, "Don't save anything you can
recalculate"... of course, the best approach is generally a compromise,
but it's good to be aware of the potentially high costs of caching:-).


Alex



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