http://www.perlmonks.org?node_id=140013


in reply to Re: Re: Refactor method calls or not?
in thread Refactor method calls or not?

Unless Ovid thinks he'll have to go back and differentiate these methods again in the future, changing the calls to the method is probably not much more difficult than a search and replace in the calling code blocks. If he has already bounds-tested and otherwise proofed the data elements, a more generic insert/update method is called for-- and it will be faster to change the calling code than to refactor a long list of unique methods to call the generic method. If he has *not* proofed his values, though, he might want to leave these routines with unique names so that he can validate at this point-- which is probably too late {grin}.