[Tutor] OO re-factoring (was Pythonese/Efficiency/Generalesecritique)

Lee Cullens leec03273 at mac.com
Wed Jun 8 15:20:57 CEST 2005

Javier, Allen, Kent, Liam

Hmm, I think I understand what you all are saying.  Basically, my  
familiar take on "code reuse" (the function model) as used in the  
utility is essentially not rewriting any more of a block than what is  
different, as opposed to "do all" blocks with convoluted switching.   
Whereas what it seems to me you are saying is levels of functional  
abstraction more akin to the Unix model.

My only prior experience with OOP was with Lingo several years ago in  
a variable record file use, which was simple to grasp.

Obviously my take is flawed, so I will study the material noted,  
reread my Learning Python Part VI, and take another stab at it.

No doubt this is "rank amateurish" to you all - somewhat like I felt  
back in the 80's when a "senior analyst" asked me how to use more  
than one output file in a COBOL program ;')  Anyway, starting with  
assembler in the 60s, and doing my last substantial technical work in  
the 80s with C and Pascal, I have a bit of catching up to do :~)

Thank you all for pointing me in the right direction,
Lee C

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