Code smells: too many parameters, too many attributes (was: pylint -- should I just ignore it sometimes?)
ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Wed Oct 20 03:09:35 CEST 2010
Seebs <usenet-nospam at seebs.net> writes:
> I'm pretty much mystified by a claim that something with seven
> instance attributes is "too complicated".
It's a code smell. Many discrete attributes is a sign that the design
can be improved by combining related attributes into a complex type.
It's pretty much the same smell, with the same range of solutions, as
too many parameters for a function.
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