meta-class review

Ethan Furman ethan at
Wed Oct 6 06:42:49 CEST 2010

MRAB wrote:
> On 06/10/2010 00:17, Ethan Furman wrote:
>  > [snip]
>  > Any comments appreciated, especially ideas on how to better handle
>  > class- and staticmethods
>  >
> I think that's a bit of overkill. The problem lies in the printing
> part, but you're spreading the solution into the rest of the
> application! (A case of the tail wagging the dog, perhaps? :-))
> IMHO you should just use a simple function when printing:
> def dash_zero(x):
>     return str(x) if x else '-'
> '%-25s: %7s' % ('DPV Failure', dash_zero(counts['D']))

Yes, simple is better than complex, isn't it?  :)  And certainly a *lot* 
less code!

Thank you for pointing that out -- hopefully my blush of embarassment 
will fade by morning.


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