Coming back to revTalk after ObjectiveC

Thomas McGrath III mcgrath3 at mac.com
Wed Feb 24 09:34:17 EST 2010


I didn't notice any issues in xCode because these methods are the norm with ObjC but coming back to Rev it becomes clear very quickly that things don't 'look' right and I could not shake the feeling that my coding seemed unnecessarily more complex. After compressing my methods and shortening my method names things now 'look' more normal and cleaner too.

I am going back to ObjC this week. I wonder if this issue will appear there as well.


Tom McGrath III
Lazy River Software
3mcgrath at comcast.net

iTunes Library Suite - libITS
Information and download can be found on this page:
http://www.lazyriversoftware.com/RevOne.html


On Feb 24, 2010, at 9:21 AM, william humphrey wrote:

> 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
> code.
> 
> On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 6:02 PM, Thomas McGrath III <mcgrath3 at mac.com>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
>> 3mcgrath at comcast.net
>> 
>> iTunes Library Suite - libITS
>> Information and download can be found on this page:
>> http://www.lazyriversoftware.com/RevOne.html
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
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