Coming back to revTalk after ObjectiveC

william humphrey bill at
Wed Feb 24 08:21:16 CST 2010

I would think it would be the other way around. That's interesting. What if
it had been Pascual? That was supposed to make programmers write clearer

On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 6:02 PM, Thomas McGrath III <mcgrath3 at>wrote:

> After spending the last nine months teaching myself enough Objective C to
> write some applications for the iPhone and iPad I have noticed some problems
> coming 'back' to revTalk...
> I submitted the first of my iPhone apps to the app store and am waiting for
> approval. So, while waiting I started two projects, one in Objective C and
> the other in revTalk. Anyway, I am noticing a few problems. First off, all
> of my method names, variable names and parameter names are really really
> long. They are like four or five words long and way too descriptive. Then,
> all of my methods are way too modular. I tried to follow some code I wrote
> and was lost all over the place. I spent a couple hours cleaning up my code
> and spent most of that time compressing separate methods into fewer cleaner
> methods. It seems that in an environment like Rev where a lot of the
> constraints you can find in Objective C aren't there that the bloated-ness
> of these types of things is more obvious. I compared my code to some I wrote
> last year and my code from now just looks 'thicker', 'longer', 'bulkier' and
> I don't think it looks as good as that which I wrote last year.
> Interesting,
> Tom McGrath III
> Lazy River Software
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