help with calling a static method in a private class
steve-REMOVE-THIS at cybersource.com.au
Thu Sep 16 06:29:39 CEST 2010
On Tue, 14 Sep 2010 16:38:50 +0200, Diez B. Roggisch wrote:
> And additionally, but simply not using staticmethods at all. It's a
> rather obscure feature of python - usually, classmethods are what is
> considered a static method in other languages.
Are you sure about that? I know Java isn't necessarily "other languages",
but my understanding is that static methods in Java are the same as
static methods in Python -- they're essentially ordinary functions glued
to a class, and they don't receive either the instance or the class as an
(Aside: I don't know about others, but I find that article *incredibly*
hard to read. E.g.
Static methods typically take all they data from
parameters and compute something from those parameters,
with no reference to variables.
What, parameters aren't variables? What about local variables? I know
what they *mean*, but it causes a double-take every time I read it. And
when they distinguish between *classes* and *objects*, that's another
double-take, because of course in Python classes are objects.)
C# seems to be the same:
as is C++ (I believe), except I'm too lazy to find a good reference.
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