Dreaming of new generation IDE
bartc at freeuk.com
Fri Feb 5 23:22:39 CET 2010
"Steve Holden" <steve at holdenweb.com> wrote in message
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> 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.
So you want a function such as drawtext(s, bold=true, italic=false,
underline=true) to be split into:
Which of course is going to be fun if the bold/italic/underline values are
not constants; instead of writing:
you have to say:
if b==0 and i==0 and u==0:
elif b==1 and i==0 and u==0:
and so on. With half-a-dozen or more booleans, this becomes completely
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