Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Draw The Line

While coding within code-frameworks, we will be required to insert functionality into boilerplate code. There might be lots of TODOs marked in the framework code. When doing so,if what you are doing would be long-term, call hook functions to your own non-framework code rather than coding the functionality in-place.

Call your designed functions through a "hook" function and don't code the functionality within the generated code. Draw the line!

1. It will be easier to move to another framework. Otherwise, there'll be lots of last-minute copy-pasting and hence errors introduced.
2. Better visibility. When something goes wrong, you know who to blame!
3. More room for experimentation. You might want to tweak the framework's configuration and generate new code.

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