Seven Low-Cost Ways to Improve Legacy Code
Subject:   Enums and "Constant Object"
Date:   2004-10-28 09:30:40
From:   dubwai
Response to: Enums and "Constant Object"

"As for the terms for them, its a matter of splitting of irrelevant hairs. The importance is in the concept, not the label. Call them Freds for all I care."

That's fine for casual conversation but I don't think it's OK for technical books or articles.

I have a book that describes certain well-known patterns improperly. The pattern described is useful but the name is normally assigned to something else entirely. This isn't just splittuing hairs. It puts the reader at a disadvantage when conversing with others. It's hard to communicate when people don't agree on the definitions of words.

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  1. Enums and "Constant Object"
    2004-10-28 10:02:27  Robert Simmons, Jr. | O'Reilly Author [View]

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