What for -- for? (was A bug?)

Zachary Ware zachary.ware+pylist at gmail.com
Wed Oct 29 07:18:52 CET 2014


On Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 1:11 AM, Rustom Mody <rustompmody at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wednesday, October 29, 2014 11:10:06 AM UTC+5:30, Zachary Ware wrote:
>> Of course, that's 3 (progressively shorter) loops to get the names of
>> the ABCs of a class compared to 1 (fairly short in the first place)
>> loop for a map of relationships to all available ABCs, but optimizing
>> such a toy as this would just be an exercise in futility :)
>
> Not so.
>
> The charm of introspection is that the introspection
> itself can be introspected.
> For that to be convincing there needs to be a good combo
> of clarity and succinctness.  In particular why not reduce
> the two functions to one?
>
> def get_abc_names(cls):
>     return [abc.__name__ for abc in abcs if issubclass(cls,abc)]

Well, it depends on what you actually want, the spec has been a bit fuzzy ;)

-- 
Zach



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