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Re: Short routines matter more in OO?

by Abigail-II (Bishop)
on Oct 13, 2003 at 08:39 UTC ( #298794=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Short routines matter more in OO?
in thread Short routines matter more in OO?

Let's imagine that you are converting some OO code back to traditional non-OO style, is there a need or will you merge two or more methods into one function? No, that is absolutely not required.

You wouldn't merge function, but remember that many objects are just containers for a bunch of variables. They are nothing more that structs, and many objects are full of small accessor functions of the form:

sub accessor { my $self = shift; $self -> {key} = shift if @_; $self -> {key} }

That's code that will evaporate when converting OO to non-OO, as you would replace the call:

$obj -> accessor ("value");
with
$obj -> {key} = "value";

And by eliminating many short methods, the average size of the methods will increase.

Abigail


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