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