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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.

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