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Re^2: The Accessor Heresy

by itub (Priest)
on Nov 28, 2005 at 23:17 UTC ( #512429=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: The Accessor Heresy
in thread The Accessor Heresy

Using a cascaded if/elsif/else instead of individual methods looks terribly awkward to me. I think that's part of what OO and methods (or even subroutines in general) are supposed to help us avoid!


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Re^3: The Accessor Heresy
by radiantmatrix (Parson) on Nov 29, 2005 at 16:03 UTC

    Yes, the implementation is poor, but it is meant to be a simple demonstration. I tend to choose dispatch-table type patterns for such things, and if the normalization/etc. were more complex I might even have "private" subroutines to deal with the attributes.

    My post is more targetted toward interface than internal implementation; still, your point is a good one.

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