Rewriting a bash script in python

Chris Jones cjns1989 at
Thu Nov 6 04:11:18 CET 2008

On Wed, Nov 05, 2008 at 08:12:40PM EST, Tim Rowe wrote:
> 2008/11/6 Chris Jones <cjns1989 at>:
> > Begs the question .. how do I tell what is an object-oriented vs. a
> > procedural problem?
> Practice, largely, so you're doing the right thing (provided you don't
> trust your /real/ backup data to a tutorial program). If you find that
> the program is at its neatest when it's just a couple of methods in
> one class, it was a procedural problem.

but you do have to go through the motions .. to "find" it .. 

> Actually, from your description of the problem -- that the interest is
> in all the "what if" cases -- suggests that it's a specification
> problem rather than a design or implementation problem, so rather than
> recoding it it might be worth looking at various approaches to
> requirements capture and specification.

I'm one of them that need to get their hands dirty a bith .. lack the
power of abstraction.  Need to do some building before I can specify.

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