# [Tutor] Overloading + factoring

**FFlores
**
fflores@arnet.com.ar

*Fri, 3 Dec 1999 22:39:27 -0300*

William Park <parkw@better.net> wrote:
>* class first:
*>* def __init__(self):
*>* ...
*>*
*>* class second(first): # inherits from the first class
*>* def __init__(self): # this overrides the first one.
*>* ...
*
Well, that's another thing! I was referring to C++-like
overloading (i. e. several definitions of the same method,
to be tested in order until the parameters fit). But I've
already been told that's not possible.
>* > And something else, though it's not Python-related:
*>* > is there a nice method for factoring numbers, calculating
*>* > lcd, gcd, and/or a good library of such functions for rational
*>* > numbers?
*>*
*>* Not to my knowledge. But, you could probably write one yourself.
*
Oh yes, I could make a function that gives me the prime numbers
I need. But I'd become old and die while the interpreter is still
calculating. :) Thanks anyway.
--Pablo Flores