howto overload with a NOP (empty statement)

Jussi Salmela tiedon_jano at
Sat Jan 6 15:34:35 CET 2007

Bruno Desthuilliers kirjoitti:
> Stef Mientki a écrit :
>> How should I overload / disable a method ?
>> In the example below I have defined the class "Power_Supply", derived 
>> from baseclass "device".
> <off>
> Naming conventions are to use CamelCase for class names. So it would be 
> better to name your classes 'PowerSupply' (no '_') and 'Device'. You're 
> of course free to use whatever naming convention you want, including no 
> convention at all, but Python relies *a lot* on naming conventions...
> </off>

Continuing with the style and idioms issues...

1. Don't leave a space between a function/method/class name and the 
opening parenthesis, i.e. instead of:
	def execute (self):
	def execute(self):

2. It seems to me that you indent your code with 2 spaces. If I'm wrong, 
please ignore me. Otherwise: always use 4 spaces when indenting with spaces.

Following these and the numerous other guidelines (see 
htpp:// for example) on Python style 
you'll be making yourself and others a favor. When these coding 
guidelines become your habit, it will be easier for you to read the code 
of other Pythoners. This is important because a large part of learning 
consists of reading the code of others.

And also vice versa: when you show your code to others, it will be 
easier for them to concentrate on your problem when the idiosyncrasy of 
your code is not there to hinder.


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