Opinions: API wrapping, how close to original API should you stay?
ian at indecorous.com
Thu Oct 5 21:17:53 BST 2006
Nik Clayton wrote:
> Ian Malpass wrote:
>> Nik Clayton wrote:
>>> Assuming you were writing to this API, would you prefer to use:
>>> to retrieve the value, or something else?
>> Could you support both 1 and 3? Or would that just cause confusion?
> It's easy enough to do.
Mm, yes. I suppose my use of "could" was more "given that you can,
should you or would you want to" :)
> I'm not sure it'll lead to maintainable code in
> the future though (in the sense of consumers of this object, rather than
> the object itself).
You could explicitly separate the interfaces - have a Foo::Bar with a
Foo::Bar::CamelCase for those who wanted it. At least then users would
have opted for one or the other, rather than mixing the two willy-nilly.
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