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Tuesday February 25, 2003
07:32 PM

Seating Assignments in Hell

[ #10790 ]
There's a level in Hell reserved for people who write "as_string" methods that have side-effects.
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  • ... tell us the story behind this. I am boggled at how someone can think this is a good idea :)

    • Seeing at the statute of limitations has passed...

      I had joined a project mid-stream, and was trying to integrate my first round of code, but it was failing on odd ways while trying to persist data. I stepped throught the whole bloody thing several times, but couldn't see what was going wrong. When I asked for help, someone pointed out that I wasn't invoking as_string() on a domain object at a particular point.

      Me: But I don't need a printable representation there.

      Them: Well, maybe not, but that's where