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A set of tools for generic programming.

Project description

Generic is trying to be simple and easy-to-use programming library that features the following:

  • Multidispatching mechanisms for functions and methods (latter is not implemented yet).
  • Registries with different and user-defined lookup strategies.
  • Event system (not implemented).

Its development takes place at


Generic library provides way to define function with multidispatching feature:

from generic.multidispatching import multifunction

@multifunction(int, int)
def add(x, y):
    return x + y

@add.when(str, str)
def add(x, y):
    return add(int(x), int(y))

And then in console:

>>> add(1, 2)
>>> add("1", "2")
>>> add("1", 2)
TypeError: ...

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