2013/9/19 Simon Dániel <simondan...@gmail.com> > Hi, > > I am working on an OOP project, and cannot decide which way to follow when > I have to write a simple function. > > For example, I want to write a function which generates a random string. In > an OOP environtment, it is a matter of course to create a static class and > a static method for that. But why? Isn't it more elegant, if I implement > such a simple thing as a plain function?
I'd say: Definitely! > Not to mention that a function is > more efficient than a class method. > Actually I wouldn't be so sure about that. > > So, in object-oriented programming, what is the best practice to implement > such a simple function? > In "strict"-OOP  you would choose a static method, because functions are simply forbidden. However, PHP isn't strict about that by itself. So I for myself don't like the dogmatic "We use classes and nothing else!"-approach. If a function fits better, it's OK to be a function.  Actually that would end up in a mix of OOP and "class-oriented programming", which isn't that strict. -- github.com/KingCrunch