My fight with classes :)

Bruno Desthuilliers bruno.42.desthuilliers at websiteburo.invalid
Fri Jun 13 10:39:01 CEST 2008

TheSaint a écrit :
> On 17:47, giovedì 12 giugno 2008 Bruno Desthuilliers wrote:
>>>> For multiple functions, use classes.
>> Well... Closures are poor men's objects, or so they say (or is that the
>> other way round ?-).
> Well, I'd like to know what could be the reason to design a single-call class
> instead of a similar function.

Convenience. FWIW, in Python, functions are objects, and when you use a 
closure to maintain state, you in fact already use the function's class 
features. Sometimes, it's just simpler and more straightforward to use a 
custom callable object than closures. Two common examples are function 
decorators taking arguments (which require "two levels" closures if you 
want to define them as functions, something that the instanciation/call 
scheme of a callable class handles naturally) and partial application.

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