the anti-if campaign

I’ve just signed up to the Anti-If Campaign (link via Dave Nicolette). This is a movement to promote the use of strong object-oriented software design principles, by asking us to think twice before we allow any conditional branches into our code. This isn’t dogma, just a hook that can help direct our refactoring.

Long-time readers of this blog will know that I believe most conditionals to be duplication — see the following old posts for examples of my arguments here:

I’ve placed the Anti-If Campaign’s badge on my sidebar to show that I look hard at every conditional, and I invite you to do the same!

2 thoughts on “the anti-if campaign

  1. Pingback: No if, ifs, or ifs « I Built His Cage

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