context aware execution

Wayne Werner wayne at waynewerner.com
Wed Dec 19 18:01:49 CET 2012


On Thu, 20 Dec 2012, Chris Angelico wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 2:57 AM, Bart Thate <feedbackflow at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I want in a function or method determine the context of my caller and adapt
>> the functionality accordingly.
>
> First off, please don't! Your code will be *extremely* confusing.
>
> Usually, the best way to adapt to your caller's environment is to be
> passed a parameter that specifies the change.

Or assume that the caller is smart enough to determine which one of the 
functions to call, and provide them, with good names.

-W



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