using "private" parameters as static storage?
steve at REMOVE-THIS-cybersource.com.au
Fri Nov 14 05:41:09 CET 2008
On Thu, 13 Nov 2008 18:57:37 -0800, alex23 wrote:
> On Nov 14, 12:16 pm, Joe Strout <j... at strout.net> wrote:
>> Argh. I've been back in the Python community for about a month, and
>> I've been continually amazed at how every single "how do I do X" or
>> "what do you think of this method of doing X" question is answered by
>> people on high horses claiming "you shouldn't do X".
> If someone asked you how to hammer together a cabinet with a saw,
> wouldn't -you- respond with "don't use a saw"?
> Suggesting the right tool for the job is hardly getting on a high
If somebody asked me how to hammer together a cabinet with a regular
carpenter's hammer, and I answered "Don't do that, anything less than an
object-oriented Uber-Hammer is wrong", then they might be justified in
thinking that I was full of it, particularly if I was unable to explain
just why using a regular hammer was harmful.
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