[Numpy-discussion] Seeking advice on crowded namespace.

David Warde-Farley dwf@cs.toronto....
Wed Aug 18 16:28:53 CDT 2010


On 2010-08-18, at 12:36 PM, Charles R Harris wrote:

> In general it is a good idea to keep the specific bits out of classes since designing *the* universal class is hard and anyone who wants to just borrow a bit of code will end up cursing the SOB who buried the good stuff in a class, creating all sorts of inconvenient dependencies. That's my experience, anyway. 

Mine too. I can feel slightly less ashamed of my gut feeling in this regard knowing that it's shared by others. :)

I took think the "functional" interface ought to be kept for those who really want it, even if they have to separately import it.

David


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