[Bioperl-l] method naming
mkiwala at watson.wustl.edu
Wed Jun 13 14:27:08 EDT 2007
David Messina wrote:
>> 1) Is there any preference on how to name a method that returns a
>> list of class instances vs. data? I have seen 'each' (each_Location,
>> each_tag_value) vs. 'get_all' (get_all_tags, get_all_SeqFeatures) vs.
>> simple (hits, hsps).
> I'd prefer 'get_all' because it's more intuitive to me what the
> method is doing. 'Each' is too programmer-y.
When I think 'get_all', I think of a method that returns a list of
objects at once. When I think of 'each', I think of a method that
returns a scalar but can be called multiple times to iterate over a set
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