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Re: outlet v. context

From: Dan Eble
Subject: Re: outlet v. context
Date: Tue, 7 Jul 2020 19:32:25 -0400

On Jul 7, 2020, at 19:20, Carl Sorensen <> wrote:
> The only time I would like a member function of a class to have a verb name 
> is when it causes a side effect.
> When the job of a function is to return a result that can be used elsewhere, 
> to me the goal is a result, and hence, it is a noun.  flag() refers to an 
> object -- a flag.  get_flag focuses on the action, not the result.  And most 
> often, it's the result that I want -- which is a noun.

I'll flag() your message and consider it later this evening.

Should we also consider the Scheme language?
git grep 'ly:get' scm

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