Is it better to use class variables or pass parameters?

Mc Osten riko at
Wed Mar 1 20:37:55 CET 2006

On 1 Mar 2006 11:32:02 -0800, Derek Basch wrote:

> This one has always bugged me. Is it better to just slap a "self" in
> front of any variable that will be used by more than one class method
> or should I pass around variable between the methods?

I think there is no clear "general" answer. A criterion could be that
instance variables should be those who define the state of the object, that
define its "meaning".

About the others to me it's a matter of taste.

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