Interfaces.

Chris M chris.monsanto at gmail.com
Sat Nov 17 06:13:17 CET 2007


On Nov 16, 12:26 am, James Stroud <jstr... at mbi.ucla.edu> wrote:
> Chris M wrote:
> > On Nov 15, 8:55 pm, "PeterBrad... at googlemail.com"
> > <PeterBrad... at googlemail.com> wrote:
> >> Hi,
>
> >> Does anyone know what the state of progress with interfaces for python
> >> (last I can see ishttp://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0245/)
>
> >> I would argue that interfaces/(similar feature) are necessary in any
> >> modern language because they provide a way of separating the
> >> specification from the implementation of a module.
>
> >> I also had a new idea - when specifying the functionality of a module,
> >> it would be nice to combine examples of valid behaviour / some sort of
> >> testing.
>
> >> It might therefore be possible to combine unit testing with
> >> interfaces.
>
> >> What do you all think?
>
> >> Peter
> >> (new to python so be nice :)
>
> > Status:    Rejected
>
> Thank you for pointing out the obvious. But *truly* helpful would be
> insight into "While at some point I expect that Python will have
> interfaces." Look for that sentence under the "rejected" part.
>
> James
>
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> James Stroud
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>
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Then answer his question yourself instead of wasting everyones
bandwidth going on some moral crusade. There's something to be said
about users with signatures longer than their messages...



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