If this is but one viewpoint, then it is a viewpoint that I like hearing from. :-)
I will have to think about that. I've found that code where I setting up a lot of handlers (often with closures) that my function length goes back up because one function creates several closely related small ones. Thinking about that in terms of managing coupling could explaing why I'm naturally inclined to group things the way that I do.
I also had a vaguely related thought at Pass by reference vs globals.
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