Functions vs OOP

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info
Sat Sep 3 18:25:43 CEST 2011


William Gill wrote:

> During some recent research, and re-familiarization with Python, I came
> across documentation that suggests that programming using functions, and
> programming using objects were somehow opposing techniques.
> 
> It seems to me that they are complimentary.  It makes sense to create
> objects and have some functions that take those objects as arguments.

Python is a mixed paradigm language, with object, functional and imperative
paradigms.


> Are they suggesting that any function that takes an object as an
> argument should always be a method of that object?

Yes.

http://steve-yegge.blogspot.com/2006/03/execution-in-kingdom-of-nouns.html

[...]
> Am I missing something, or am I taking things too literally?

No, it is the OO purists who are missing something.



-- 
Steven




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