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From Antonio Petrelli <antonio.petre...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Velocity support: I was completely wrong
Date Sun, 17 Jan 2010 08:06:46 GMT
2010/1/16 Nathan Bubna <nbubna@gmail.com>:
> On Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 11:42 AM, Antonio Petrelli
> <antonio.petrelli@gmail.com> wrote:
>> 2010/1/16 Nathan Bubna <nbubna@gmail.com>:
>>>> Note that the VelocityStyleTilesTool is ok, since it is a *real* tool:
>>>> http://tiles.apache.org/framework/apidocs/org/apache/tiles/velocity/template/VelocityStyleTilesTool.html
>>>
>>> yep.  even if it's API is a bit verbose. ;)
>>
>> Why verbose? It's got only 11 methods and 0 or 1 parameter. What are
>> you referring to?
>
> the method names, not the size or complexity of the API.
> specifically, 9 of 11 methods include the word 'Attribute'.
> Personally, i would leave that to be implied, especially with things
> like renderAttribute(Attribute) or cloneAttribute(Attribute) where it
> is clearly redundant, and shrinking getAttribute(String) to
> get(String) would enable the much cleaner $tiles.myAttrKey syntax.
>
> granted, the explicitness of the current method names offers extra
> mental clarity/simplicity.  i know enough people who prefer that to
> short and/or overloaded method names, that i'm not dogmatic.  i just
> can't help making comments sometimes. :)

I agree completely, I knew this rule but it seems that I forgot it
when I wrote this tool :-D

Can you open a Jira issue for this please?

Thanks
Antonio

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