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Hendrik van Rooyen mail at
Sat Nov 3 07:36:24 CET 2007

"Bruno Desthuilliers" wrote:

>functions are *not* methods of their module.

Now I am confused - if I write:

result =

Then if foo is a class, we probably all agree that bar is
a method of foo.

But the same syntax would work if I had imported some 
module as foo.

So what's the difference ?  Why can't bar be called a method
of foo, or is it merely a convention that classes have
methods and modules have functions?

Note that I am purposely refraining from mentioning a module
that has a class that has a method.

- Hendrik

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