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I think that expectations are strongly shaped by what we have around us.

I have dealt with a lot of code with get methods that issue no complaint if you try to get what isn't there. None of it will autocreate just to succeed. So for me a get method that creates is very surprising.

As for which is stronger, well the fantasy connection is one reason I think in terms of summoning being stronger. The next image that comes to mind is comparing getting a person, when that person can just say, "Sorry, I'm busy" versus issuing a legal summons where if you don't show up, you can go to jail.

But still, if your expectations are opposite, the name is unclear. I should therefore change it... *sigh*

As for your class, I would have named it something like WaitingFor (or with the captitalization I use, waiting_for). But then again naming things is my least favorite part of programming...


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