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Re^2: Code Conflation: Considered Harmful?by dragonchild (Archbishop)
|on Sep 14, 2004 at 00:12 UTC||Need Help??|
You haven't seen good MVC architectures, then. The ideas behind MVC are very simple:
Your complaint about having to wander templates has to do more with how bugs are reported. Generally, the user says "Screen XYZ is doing foo when it should be doing bar". So, the debugging generally goes something like:
So far, you're still doing the same amount of work. In fact, you might even be doing more than you would in a more naively-architected system, because you have to open more files and follow through more subroutines. And, I suspect, this is where you're stuck at.
That's because you don't see the point behind MVC. MVC adds some complexity to the architecture of a system. But, it does so in order to reduce complexity at another stage. Once you fix something in MVC, it stays fixed all across the entire application. Period.
And, there's another point behind MVC - people with different skills can collaborate on the same project. Most web applications require that everyone know language X. MVC-architected applications require that
So, now, the coding guys don't have to know CSS. Wow, is that a relief!
Then there are Damian modules.... *sigh* ... that's not about being less-lazy -- that's about being on some really good drugs -- you know, there is no spoon. - flyingmoose
I shouldn't have to say this, but any code, unless otherwise stated, is untested