[Python-talk] polymorphism & python (was mentioned in previous thread) + CPAN for Python

Python python at venix.com
Fri Sep 23 13:54:52 EDT 2005

Polymorphism is a big deal in Java and C++ because it helps deal with
type checking.  Python's typing issues are different and polymorphism
is generally not relevant.

If you are really solving a more general 'dispatching problem' -
choosing the correct function implementation based on the parameters,
you might really want generic functions.  

David Mertz just published a new article about Phillip Eby's Peak
project and its support for generic functions.

At last night's PySig meeting, I mentioned that Eby had developed 'Eggs'
as a step towards having a CPAN for Python.

Lloyd Kvam
Venix Corp

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