Can't define __call__ within __init__?

Andre Engels andreengels at
Thu Mar 11 15:14:45 CET 2010

On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 2:30 PM, Steve Holden <steve at> wrote:

>> The example I showed was just a toy problem.  The real problem is
>> I expect to call a function many times, and I want to avoid the overhead of
>> the 'if blah' everytime.
> This is a premature optimization. First, make it work. Then (if it
> doesn't work fast enough) make it work faster.

Corrolary: When you do make it faster, make it faster where it is slow.
Second corrolary: If making it fast is so important that these two
rules do not apply, Python is not your language of choice.

André Engels, andreengels at

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