The Moths of Programming with Dino Dini

The Moths of Programming 1 - Global Variables Are Bad

March 29, 2020 Dino Dini Season 1 Episode 1
The Moths of Programming with Dino Dini
The Moths of Programming 1 - Global Variables Are Bad
Show Notes

The moths of programming are ideas in the software engineering industry that have become pervasive due to virality rather than reality. Although they may have some truth to them, they are often inaccurate, misleading, distracting or even damaging. I call them moths because they flutter around in a programmer's mind, getting in the way of truly good practice.

This first chapter considers the classic moth "Global Variables Are Bad". I believe this moth is a hangover from times gone by with the limitations of early programming languages, and is no longer relevant. Further an obsession with this moth has closed the minds of programmers everywhere to  better way of organizing code, perhaps causing untold damage.

The smoking gun? Singletons.

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