Help me pick an API design (OO vs functional)
jeanmichel at sequans.com
Tue Mar 26 13:16:56 CET 2013
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> On Tuesday, March 26, 2013 11:07:45 AM UTC+1, Jean-Michel Pichavant
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > > notepad_1 = start("Notepad")
> > > notepad_2 = start("Notepad")
> > > notepad_1.write("Hello World!")
> > > notepad_1.press(CTRL + 'a', CTRL + 'c')
> > > notepad_2.press(CTRL + 'v')
> > >
here, this is an above example :D
> > > The problem with this design is that it effectively duplicates
> > > our
> > > API: We want to keep our "global" functions because they are so
> > > easy
> > > to read.
> > So is the example above. This is the best solution in my opinion.
> Thanks for your reply. What do you mean by "So is the example above"
Well the example above :).
> Doesn't the IPython do auto-completion for "global" functions?
Yes it does, but as Chris pointed out, your global/module namespace will be "polluted" by a lot of names.
By using completion on an object, you get the method it has access to, which is very useful to narrow down what you can do with it.
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