Power Status (was Re: Because LC can't do two things at once.)
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Sat Mar 7 11:12:33 EST 2015
Michael Doub wrote:
> On 3/7/15 1:35 AM, Richard Gaskin wrote:
>> What value is being added to the library user with "__"?
> I originally did this because I thought it would avoid name space
> collisions. I thought that I would receive feedback if folks
> thought it was a bad idea. As you can see, it is extra work and
> it is easy for me to make a mistake.
> I would be happy to remove them if folks would find it more useful.
> Please just let me know.
Such mistakes are easy for all of us, so I'd vote for simplicity.
Many name-space issues go away with v8, but for now if we feel there's a
risk of folks using an existing function named PowerSource we might
consider prefacing it with the initials of the collection ("ml" - it's
Master Library, yes?), so it could be:
FWIW I appreciate efforts to distinguish getters from setters by
including "get" as part of a function name, but it becomes odd to read
Personally I believe that being a function makes its role as a getter
implicitly clear enough as-is.
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