Re: attack of silly coding standard?

"Daniel T." <>
Sun, 05 Dec 2010 09:08:53 -0500
?? Tiib <> wrote:

"Daniel T." <> wrote:

Leigh Johnston <> wrote:

Daniel T. wrote:

Student<> ?wrote:

mojmir wrote:

I'd like to know you professional opinion on following
coding rule freshly imposed by my beloved employer: "Thou
shalt not have multiple returns from function"

Personally i hardly understand that one, apart from
"readability" argument which i would hardly qualify as
sufficent to impose such rule. When i think about it i found
the exact opposite true, that multiple returns improve
readability :)

Those idiots who enforce such stupid rules have no idea of OOP.

FYI, OOP has no bearing on the rule in question whatsoever.

It does if you consider RAII as part of C++'s OOP.

It does if you consider the rule itself as part of C++'s OOP too.
But why would you would consider either the single exit rule, or
RAII to be an OOP concept?

You consider idiom only as a way to achieve some concept. RAII is
useful idiom of encapsulation. Resources are always bound to
(automatic) lifetime management of some object. Encapsulation is one
of most fundamental concepts of object oriented programming.

Lifetime management and encapsulation are orthogonal issues (the
lifetimes of objects need to be managed whether they are encapsulated or
not,) so RAII, as a concept of lifetime management, has nothing to do
with encapsulation; even if it did, encapsulation is the essence of
modular programming which came long before OOP.

As such, I stand by my position that the rule in question has nothing to
do with OOP.

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