Subject: Re: Is "-init" really needed?

> On Aug 8, 2017, at 11:45, Alex Zavatone <[email protected]> wrote:
> I see it creeping back in to use with some people, but IMO, new bears too
> many references to other languages’ use of new.
> It seems too close to how it would be used in other languages and may imply
> things that aren’t the best.
> I think it’s a case of, “well in the olden days, new was used for stuff that
> was different. We’ll use another word now.”
> This just seems like a case of, “yeah, you can do it, but it’s probably
> better to let it rest and use another approach.”
> Thoughts? Agree? Disagree?

I disagree. It's a term that's part of the language, so use it. I know what
language I'm typing in, so I'm not going to confuse [NSThing new] with "new
CPlusPlusClass". Even if I did lose my mind and not understand what I'm typing,
the compiler would point out my mistake.

Steve via iPad


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