[Tutor] dictionary dispatch for object instance attributes
cyresse at gmail.com
Sun Feb 20 10:59:17 CET 2005
just an expansion on Brian's query, is there a variant of getattr for
i.e. class DBRequest:
def __init__(self, fields, action):
def get(self, fields):
Instead of self.get in _init__, the value of action to call a
function? Or, is it going to have to be dictionary dispatch?
On Wed, 16 Feb 2005 16:49:21 -0500, Brian van den Broek
<bvande at po-box.mcgill.ca> wrote:
> Jeff Shannon said unto the world upon 2005-02-16 16:09:
> > On Tue, 15 Feb 2005 23:48:31 -0500, Brian van den Broek
> > <bvande at po-box.mcgill.ca> wrote:
> <SNIP some of Jeff's responses to my evaluation of his earlier
> > Yes, if you know that you will only have one header per line, then
> > it's reasonable to process them one line at a time. You could
> > alternatively have the TP_file gather all the header lines for a given
> > node into a list, and then process that list to create the Node
> > instance, but given the specifics of your case you probably wouldn't
> > gain anything over your current approach by doing so.
> > This is what makes programming so interesting -- there's so many
> > different choices possible, and which one is best depends on a large
> > number of factors. When writing a program for some task, the best
> > design for a particular set of circumstances may be completely
> > different than the best design for a somewhat different particular set
> > of circumstances -- and the best design for general usage is probably
> > an altogether different thing still.
> > Good luck!
> > Jeff Shannon
> Thanks Jeff,
> the confirmation that my assessment made sense is very helpful. Due to
> the my lack of experience (as discussed in my response to Kent) I'm
> always uncomfortable rejecting a proposed solution -- is my assessment
> that the solution isn't the best a product of that inexperience, or am
> I on to something? So, thanks for taking the time to `bless' my
> Best to all,
> Brian vdB
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