Is Law Of Demeter Overspecified On Cee Two

Many of the arguments on this Wiki about whether LawOfDemeter might be invalid or need to be reformulated seem to me to be based on the original way the LawOfDemeter was described at LawOfDemeter, but is that an accurate description of the LawOfDemeter, or is that someone's particular recipe for implementing it?

I take my understanding of the LawOfDemeter from ThePragmaticProgrammer by AndrewHunt and DavidThomas, and it says nothing more than to have the minimum number of interactions with outside code necessary to perform the task. The implication is that -how- you accomplish that is a matter of implementation, not definition.

In this light, I humbly suggest that all the discussions about problems and reformulations of the LawOfDemeter be refactored to be arguments about better and worse strategies for implementing the LawOfDemeter, and how best to define the minimum number of interactions with outside code necessary to perform a task in a reasonable way.

EditText of this page (last edited November 21, 2004) or FindPage with title or text search