News Feed
Sections




News Archive
Looking for more information on how to do PHP the right way? Check out PHP: The Right Way

Alex Netkachov's Blog:
Are setters evil?
June 17, 2008 @ 09:36:03

Alex Netkachov has posted his own response to this opinion on the Typical Programmer on getters and setters in object-oriented applications.

"Do not use getters and setters" looks like a hastily advise, but its meaning is very important and it is "do not break encapsulation", which moves us to the question what the encapsulation is.

He notes that encapsulation is, in essence, hiding parts of the code away so that the user/other coders only see a little bit of the magic that happens. He argues that getters and setters are a valid part of the encapsulation process and that designing a good, easy to use system almost requires them.

0 comments voice your opinion now!
setter getter object oriented programming encapsulation


blog comments powered by Disqus

Similar Posts

William Candillon's Blog: The new release of phpAspect is coming soon

David Walsh's Blog: Using PHP Generic Objects To Organize Your Code

Dagfinn Reiersol's Blog: Real programming with PHP 5.3 (part 2): JavaScript-style classes

Josh Adell's Blog: GetSet Methods vs. Public Properties

Anthony Ferrara: Programming With Anthony - Logic


Community Events





Don't see your event here?
Let us know!


interview testing refactor list developer release series laravel opinion code wordpress introduction framework podcast threedevsandamaybe install api language community unittest

All content copyright, 2014 PHPDeveloper.org :: info@phpdeveloper.org - Powered by the Solar PHP Framework