Linked by Jared White on Thu 24th Apr 2003 17:49 UTC
General Development There are two major varieties of Cocoa available. The first variety, possibly the more well known of the two, is the kind that you can use to make a nice warm cup of chocolate milk. While tasty, it's hardly proper subject matter for an operating systems information site. The second variety is far more on-topic: a programming environment for Apple Mac OS X that is the modern evolution of of the original NeXTSTEP frameworks. That's what I'm here to talk about today.
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Re: Named arguments
by zealot on Fri 25th Apr 2003 02:48 UTC

Mabye some of the "readability" issues revolve around style? For example, I find

[shaped drawAtXCoord: 2
yCoord: 7
width: 5
height: 10
bordered: YES];

much more readable than the original example.

I do agree that Objective-C's style lends itself much better to maintaining code, but the differences between a function call and sending a message to an object can lead to ugly syntax.