Author serhiy.storchaka
Recipients Dennis Sweeney, docs@python, eric.snow, maximeLeurent, rhettinger, serhiy.storchaka
Date 2021-08-01.17:19:51
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I agree that composition is methodologically more correct than inheritance for implementing a variant of lru_cache(). But if you need lru_cache() why not use lru_cache() from the stdlib? I think that instead of showing a poor version of the lru_cache() decorator, it is better to show a tool which can be used for LRU caching. The key and the value should be evaluated externally. In other word, class LRU with methods __contains__(), __getitem__() and __setitem__() (or get() and set()). It should use composition.

Alternatively we can add a comment that it is just an example, and some methods (like pop()) can not work.
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