Re: A filtered iteration over a collection: current idiom?

Lew <>
Sun, 19 Sep 2010 15:04:50 -0400
Lew wrote, quoted or indirectly quoted someone who said :

Instead of 'doSomethingWith( Foo foo )' implement 'Foo.doSomething()'. Then
you get type-based execution as a proper concomitant to polymorphism. That/s
the whole freaking *POINT* of object-orientation, for Pete's sake!

Roedy Green wrote:

Sometimes that logic is not really part of the object. Then you might
want to implement a delegate and use the Visitor pattern.

True but not pertinent to my point, from which you excerpted out the context.

My point is that dependency on the object's type is not one of those
"sometimes". Labeling something by a GoF pattern doesn't automatically make
it correct or best practice, and if your "Visitor pattern" is keying off the
subtype of an argument then the odds are very, very high that you are doing it

Others have pointed out corner cases where you bend that rule, but it's
important to bear in mind that they are corner cases. Nearly all the time you
have an "instanceof" test you would do better to use real object orientation.

Rules of thumb are only meant to apply most of the time, of course, but they
are meant to be considered every time.


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