Someone needs to take jwz aside...
zzbbyy at gmail.com
Wed Apr 20 12:11:55 BST 2011
On Wed, Apr 20, 2011 at 12:51 PM, Simon Cozens <simon at simon-cozens.org> wrote:
> On 20/04/2011 11:42, Zbigniew Lukasiak wrote:
> > The alternative to having one big, but mostly universal module (like
> > DateTime) is to have many small specialized modules.
> No, the alternative is to have the option of either using one big universal
> module *or* many small specialized modules. A complex project can use the big
> universal thing and a simple project can just use what it needs.
> This is a programming principle called "modularity".
Yeah - 'Want Good Tools? Break Your Problems Down' - wasn't that by
the same Dave that wrote DateTime? I really don't have idea why
DateTime is so big - but I am not so sure that I could modularize it
better then it is now.
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