Making the move...

Chipp Walters chipp at
Sun Mar 19 18:57:07 EST 2006

Yep, I've heard that before, but frankly, for me, I'd rather keep it all 
in one, unless there's a really good reason to separate into multiple 
handlers (as in creating more reusability). I find it much easier to 
debug code I've written this way than hunting through the message path 
for the 15 or so functions/handlers I've written trying to make things 
'more simple.' Just a difference in coding style.

In fact, typically I'll write code procedurally in a longer handler, 
then only break it up if/when I know I need to do part of the same thing 
again. Like most of us, I'd rather not code twice.

Even though, I've got libraries with over 50 handlers/functions.


Mark Wieder wrote:
> Geoff-
> Saturday, March 18, 2006, 1:24:50 PM, you wrote:
>>I've never seen a hundred-line routine that wouldn't be better as
>>five twenty-line routines, each of which could be documented with a
>>line of code. Perhaps even ten ten-line routines.

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