Re: The wisdom of the object mentors (Was: Searching OO Associations with RDBMS Persistence Models)

From: Kenneth Downs <knode.wants.this_at_see.sigblock>
Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2006 16:04:23 -0400
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Marshall wrote:

> Robert Martin wrote:

>> On 2006-06-01 22:26:02 +0200, "Mikito Harakiri"

> I'm curious: do you have a definition of "behavior"? I hear this word
> a lot and I'm not sure exactly what is intended. Is a method
> behavior? Is a class behavior? What about a function? Is behavior
> a transformation of data? Wouldn't this make it a synonym for
> calculation?

If I were to summarize all uses I've heard I would have to define behavior as "what it does".

Typical uses, "That's not the right behavior." "Yeah, but that's what the customer asked for". And so on.

Kenneth Downs
Secure Data Software, Inc.
Received on Tue Jun 13 2006 - 22:04:23 CEST

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