Dreaming of new generation IDE

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Fri Feb 5 20:55:25 CET 2010


Arnaud Delobelle wrote:
> Robert Kern <robert.kern at gmail.com> writes:
> 
>> I prefer Guido's formulation (which, naturally, I can't find a direct
>> quote for right now): if you expect that a boolean argument is only
>> going to take *literal* True or False, then it should be split into
>> two functions.
> 
> So rather than three boolean arguments, would you have eight functions?
> 
If there's genuinely a need for that functionality, yes.

I statement that calls one of two functions depending on the value of a
Boolean is normally considered to be better coupling than calling a
single function with the Boolean as an argument.

As with everything else you have to apply a certain amount of common sense.

regards
 Steve
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