Thanks for a very informative answer! I think this is a very important part
of making an elm application work when it grows. I'm pretty sure that we
should be very careful before breaking stuff "prematurely". I started
writing an app breaking it up like i used to break up my react/redux -apps,
i.e something like app.elm -> itemlist.elm -> item.elm. It's a nightmare
where you end up having to handle multiple levels of sub-messages and
stuff. Breaking stuff up organically and trying to keep the types and
update together as long as possible is the key and makes a BIG difference
in how much fun the app is to maintain. I also believe we should not have
multiple "pages" in the same elm app. If you have two "views" (like eg.
"itemlist" and "itemdetail") - thats two separate elm apps!
On Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 5:03:23 PM UTC+2, Peter Damoc wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 5:18 PM, Lars Jacobsson <lars.jac...@gmail.com
>> Peter - just out of curiosity: How did you split those 8000 LOC up? Did
>> you go for a structured component/react type splitup, or did you split
>> "organically" when the need occurred?
> It was more of an organic kind of split, mostly around functionality.
> With the exception of some static pages that were handled directly by the
> MainApp.elm, all the other pages had their own separate file.
> Most of them were following TEA but some ended up not needing their own
> model and update because they could delegate their actions to the top
> Functionality around routing was in its own file, same for the server
> access API.
> Business Objects Types were in their own file that was imported all over
> the place
> Serialization (encoders and decoders) was in its own file.
> There was a Components.elm that was mainly various aggregates of elm-html
> (simple functions).
> There were also a few components (Dropbox, Carousel) that lived in their
> own .elm files.
> Some complex forms got also extracted at one point into their own files.
> There were also some CSS only files.
> One of them, SharedCSS.elm taught me a very important lesson:
> Don't put code that changes frequently in a file that is imported by a lot
> of other files.
> changes to this file led to the longest compilation times. :)
> There is NO FATE, we are the creators.
> blog: http://damoc.ro/
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