[Python-Dev] Re: Where to put wrap_text()?
Sat, 01 Jun 2002 20:30:26 -0400
Greg Ward wrote:
>  objects should *be*, not *do*, and class names like
> HelpFormatter and TextWrapper are impositions of procedural
> abstraction onto OOP.
I don't see anything dangerous about -er objects. There are plenty
of objects in the real world that end in -er, all nouns: Programmer,
Bookkeeper, Publisher, Reader, Writer, Trucker, ad infinitum.
Plenty of precedent in the OOP world too: Debugger, Profiler,
Parser, TestLoader, SequenceMatcher, Visitor. Objects combine state
(data) with behavior (processing); sometimes the state is most
important, sometimes the behavior. Following that kind of
over-simplified "rule" may do more harm than good.
I'm glad you didn't fall for it. ;-)
David Goodger <firstname.lastname@example.org> Open-source projects:
- Python Docutils: http://docutils.sourceforge.net/
(includes reStructuredText: http://docutils.sf.net/rst.html)
- The Go Tools Project: http://gotools.sourceforge.net/