From: Bruno Desthuilliers on 9 Apr 2010 03:52
Tim Arnold a �crit :
> On Apr 8, 4:20 am, Bruno Desthuilliers <bruno.
>> There are two points here : the first is that we (that is, at least, you
>> and me) just don't know enough about the OP's project to tell whether
>> something should belong to the document or not. period. The second point
>> is that objects don't live in a splendid isolation, and it's perfectly
>> ok to have code outside an object's method working on the object.
>> wrt/ these two points, your "document should encapsulate its own logic"
>> note seems a bit dogmatic (and not necessarily right) to me - hence my
> The 'document' in this case is an lxml Elementtree, so I think it
> makes sense to have code outside the object.
Indeed. It's the only sensible thing to do here.