Evilness object oriented approach in Morph

stéphane ducasse ducasse at iam.unibe.ch
Tue Jan 24 11:10:29 UTC 2006

Me too. And having a good refactoring tools can support the  
introduction of accessors.

> There is nothing wrong with direct-variable access.
> When I first started Smalltalk I thought dogmatic
> accessors for every single instance variable was a
> good thing, now I have learned how much clutter and
> violation of encapsulation it causes.  Of course, it
> seems to be pretty much they do on most Java
> projects..
> For Morphic in particular, look how many methods we
> have in the API and rendered in the browsers.  Less is
> more.  Direct-variable access is an upgrade, not a
> downgrade.
>  - Chris

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