A collection of design patterns and idioms in Python.
|abstract_factory||use a generic function with specific factories|
|borg||a singleton with shared-state among instances|
|builder||instead of using multiple constructors, builder object receives parameters and returns constructed objects|
|factory||delegate a specialized function/method to create instances|
|lazy_evaluation||lazily-evaluated property pattern in Python|
|pool||preinstantiate and maintain a group of instances of the same type|
|prototype||use a factory and clones of a prototype for new instances (if instantiation is expensive)|
|3-tier||data<->business logic<->presentation separation (strict relationships)|
|adapter||adapt one interface to another using a white-list|
|bridge||a client-provider middleman to soften interface changes|
|composite||lets clients treat individual objects and compositions uniformly|
|decorator||wrap functionality with other functionality in order to affect outputs|
|facade||use one class as an API to a number of others|
|flyweight||transparently reuse existing instances of objects with similar/identical state|
|front_controller||single handler requests coming to the application|
|mvc||model<->view<->controller (non-strict relationships)|
|proxy||an object funnels operations to something else|
|chain_of_responsibility||apply a chain of successive handlers to try and process the data|
|catalog||general methods will call different specialized methods based on construction parameter|
|chaining_method||continue callback next object method|
|command||bundle a command and arguments to call later|
|iterator||traverse a container and access the container's elements|
|iterator (alt. impl.)||traverse a container and access the container's elements|
|mediator||an object that knows how to connect other objects and act as a proxy|
|memento||generate an opaque token that can be used to go back to a previous state|
|observer||provide a callback for notification of events/changes to data|
|publish_subscribe||a source syndicates events/data to 0+ registered listeners|
|registry||keep track of all subclasses of a given class|
|specification||business rules can be recombined by chaining the business rules together using boolean logic|
|state||logic is organized into a discrete number of potential states and the next state that can be transitioned to|
|strategy||selectable operations over the same data|
|template||an object imposes a structure but takes pluggable components|
|visitor||invoke a callback for all items of a collection|
Design for Testability Patterns:
|dependency_injection||3 variants of dependency injection|
|delegation_pattern||an object handles a request by delegating to a second object (the delegate)|
|blackboard||architectural model, assemble different sub-system knowledge to build a solution, AI approach - non gang of four pattern|
|graph_search||graphing algorithms - non gang of four pattern|
|hsm||hierarchical state machine - non gang of four pattern|
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Python 2 compatibility
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