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Re (tilly) 2: Frivolous function names

by tilly (Archbishop)
on Dec 06, 2001 at 01:00 UTC ( #129752=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Frivolous function names
in thread Frivolous function names

The client did need to know.

There is a sharp distinction between attempting to access things and trying to create/overwrite/modify them. I have a need to expose that distinction.

As for the find/get distinction, I thought about that but decided against it because where get appears elsewhere in this codebase it generally means "fetch" and doesn't autovivify. If you and those around are consistent about it, find/get is a doable proposition, but I don't want to deal with someone in 3 months saying, "Why did it just create that?" and having to say, "Well, didn't you know to use find instead, unlike how it works everywhere else?"

I figure that people won't accidentally summon, and if they do try summoning, they won't be terribly shocked if summoning does something rather different than getting does. (Nor am I terribly shocked at the idea that a summoned thing could have been conjured up out of nothing.)

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[perldigious]: Or is my irritation/ frustration well founded?
[Corion]: perldigious: That seems to be more the export and likely it's the recipients of that export that like the titles changes
[Corion]: ... "changed"
[Corion]: I usually expect fixed header names, but am sometimes lenient in the order of columns. But changing the report titles often sounds to me as if you are not the sole consument of the export ;)
[shmem]: perldigious: as always - if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Ther must be a very compelling reason for changing column names in a database. Those are rare.
[Corion]: If you have whitespace in the column names in the database, whap the DBAs ;)

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