News Feed
Jobs Feed
Sections




News Archive
Looking for more information on how to do PHP the right way? Check out PHP: The Right Way

Vance Lucas' Blog:
Protected vs Private Scope Arrogance, Fear and Handcuffs
April 05, 2011 @ 10:45:53

Vance Lucas has tossed his hat into the ring in the debate about private versus protected scope in PHP projects with this new post to his blog.

The age old private vs protected debate has been re-ignited in the PHP community recently following the decision of Doctrine2 and Symfony2 to make all class methods private until there is a very clear and proven reason to change them to protected or public. The intention is a good one - to ensure they are providing a clear and stable API through intentional and known extension points that they can better test and support. [...] The problem is that this kind of thinking is a slippery slope that kills the spirit of programming.

He suggests that, by limiting the scoping down to private, you're taking away the very thing that gets most people excited about third-party tools - the extensibility. In his opinion, it sends a strong message to other developers that they're "not welcome" to make suggestions or updates to the application/tool.

0 comments voice your opinion now!
opinion private protected scope application thirdparty


blog comments powered by Disqus

Similar Posts

Ivo Jansch's Blog: Good use of public, private and protected in OO class design

DevShed: Completing a Blogger with PHP

PHPClasses.org Blog: 2010: Yet another great year for PHP

Reddit.com: Why do you use frameworks?

David Goodwin's Blog: Release - Pale Purple's Trac Project Planning Board


Community Events











Don't see your event here?
Let us know!


opinion facebook hack performance podcast unittest language introduction component framework symfony2 package install application security hhvm composer support release database

All content copyright, 2014 PHPDeveloper.org :: info@phpdeveloper.org - Powered by the Solar PHP Framework