software design question

Uwe Mayer merkosh at
Tue Feb 10 17:24:35 CET 2004

Lothar Scholz wrote:

>> Is 500 lines a good count to start splitting up the code?
> No !
> My modules are normally between 1000-3000 lines. Having to much files
> (worst case scenario is PHP) is just another form of spaghetti code.
> With so small files you should focus on the task that needs to be done
> and only if you really do two different things in one module you
> should decide to split it. Maybe a merge would help you more then
> splitting.

What IDE /Editor do you use? I currently use Emacs and I find it very hard
to skip back and forth between methods and functions in larger files.


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