Normalizing arguments

Aaron "Castironpi" Brady castironpi at gmail.com
Fri Oct 17 20:16:18 CEST 2008


On Oct 17, 12:37 pm, Dan Ellis <d... at remember.this.name> wrote:
> On Oct 17, 6:17 pm, "Chris Rebert" <c... at rebertia.com> wrote:
>
> > Why do you want/need this magical g() function considering that, as
> > you yourself point out, Python already performs this normalization for
> > you?
>
> A caching idea I'm playing around with.
>
> @cache
> def some_query(arg1, arg2):
>     # Maybe do SQL query or something
>     return result
>
> cache returns a function that does:
>     - Make a key from its arguments
>     - If key is in the cache:
>         - Return result from cache
>     - If it isn't:
>         - Call some_query with the same arguments
>         - Cache and return the result

George Sakkis has a recipe that might help.

http://code.activestate.com/recipes/551779/

It was discussed here:

http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/91a24f281c59d4a4/31357f9cb4c7bdeb?lnk=st&q=#31357f9cb4c7bdeb



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