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Code testing, patterns, profiles and optimisation. example from a Well House Consultants training course
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Source code: Module: Y212

""" Example ..

Exercise ... here is some data about tables

Put this in a data file:

Rect 1900 1900 Oak
Rect 1800 2400 Pine
Circ 2000 Maple
Rect 1500 2400 Birch

Write a factory and series of classes so this works:

rest = []
for lyne in open("cheznous.txt"):
seats = 0
materials = []
for tab in rest:
        seats += tab.getseats()

print "We can seat",seats,"at tables of", " ".join(materials)


class animal(object):
        def __init__(current,breed,age,factor):
                current.age = age
                current.hisfactor = factor
        def getEffectiveAge(this):
                ea = this.age * this.hisfactor
                return ea
        def __str__(this):
                itsa = this.__class__.__name__
                called = this.getName()
                return "A %s animal called %s" % (itsa,called)
        def getOlder(this,that):
                a1 = this.getEffectiveAge()
                a2 = that.getEffectiveAge()
                if a2 > a1: return that
                return this
# "P\tdog\tGypsy\t5\t7\tBlack and White\n"
        def factory(rawline):
                fields = rawline.strip().split("\t")
                ob = None
                if fields[0] == "P":
                        ob = pet(fields[2],fields[1],
                elif fields[0] == "F":
                        ob = farm(fields[1],
                        # error handler?
                return ob
        def getOldest(collect):
                sofar = collect[0]
                for posn in range(1,len(collect)):
                        sofar = sofar.getOlder(collect[posn])
                return sofar
        # getOldest = staticmethod(getOldest)
class pet(animal):
        def __init__(current,name,breed,age,factor,colour):
       = name
        def getName(this):
class farm(animal):
        def __init__(current,breed,age,factor,subbreed):
        def getName(this):
                return "We DON'T give farm animals names"

if __name__ == "__main__":
        billy = pet("William","dog",3,7,"Black and White")
        tufty = pet("Tufty","G.Pig",2,14,"Brown and White")
        ermintrude = farm("Cow",3,10,"Fresian")

        fromFile = "P\tdog\tGypsy\t5\t7\tBlack and White\n"
        another = animal.factory(fromFile)

        mybeasts = (billy, tufty, ermintrude, another)

        for beast in mybeasts:
                a1 = beast.getEffectiveAge()
                print a1, beast

        older = billy.getOlder(tufty)
        print "older is",older

        oldest = animal.getOldest(mybeasts)
        print "oldest is",oldest

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