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From "Harris Boyce III" <harris.r.boyce....@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Coding/Language Standards
Date Thu, 28 Sep 2006 16:17:32 GMT
Garrett, James, thanks for your replies. See, I think that makes more
sense especially from the perspective of single responsiblity.  The
AddEntry method localizes all the validation for adding entries to a

As for the Axiom bit, I guess that is going to take some more research
and studying to figure out how that needs to implemented in .NET.

Thanks guys,


On 9/28/06, Garrett Rooney <rooneg@electricjellyfish.net> wrote:
> On 9/28/06, Harris Boyce III <harris.r.boyce.iii@gmail.com> wrote:
> > OK, so why would I do that?  Why would I make the list returned from
> > List<?> getEntries() immutable and provide mutator methods when the
> > List<?> type supports them implicitly?
> >
> > Again, sorry if this seems like a college-level discussion, but I do
> > struggle with this bit of encapsulation.
> Aside from what James said about our current implementation, I could
> also see you wanting to have sanity checking on the entries, for
> example if there's no feed level author then authors are required on
> entries.  If you can just insert an arbitrary entry into the list you
> wouldn't have a chance to sanity check it.
> Not saying we do that now (I have no idea), but it's one reason to
> keep mutations to the underlying data structure under the control of
> Abdera's code, not the list implementation.
> -garrett

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