[Newbies] A Question of Style

Ron Teitelbaum Ron at USMedRec.com
Fri Mar 30 16:45:49 UTC 2007

I like the second one; it explains your intention much better.


> From: Tim Johnson
> Hi,
> I know the rules for naming accessor and setter methods.  But what do I do
> when the accessor method needs a parameter?  I'll try to provide an
> example.
> A vendor sells an item called #apple.  If I want to get the vendor's price
> for that #apple, I use a method such as the following:
> Vendor>>priceOf: aSymbol
> Now, to make the setter method, I have followed this pattern:
> Vendor>>priceOf: aSymbol is: newPrice
> Does this follow traditional patterns?  I'll admit I have read the first
> half of "Smalltalk with Style" but not the second.  Should I instead make
> the setter method look like this:
> Vendor>>setPriceOf: aSymbol to: newPrice
> ?
> Thanks,
> Tim
> [PS - Thanks to everyone who has been helping me on here lately, I have
> been lax in responding.  You all bring up some good ideas and tips.]
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