I like small methods. Small methods make comments unnecessary and allow me to describe algorithms in a way I will understand in couple of months when bug strikes. They allow me to develop domain and talk about domain in the code. There is just one thing bothering me:
The excessive presence of end keyword.This is particularly bothersome for small methods.
This looks much better:
I am not talking about full blown Python indentation scheme.
Although it is working in haml just fine I hate counting spaces in the middle of method… I know this was talked about back in a day and the conclusion was that it’s not worthed. (I agree).
BUT I’ve noticed any time I write similar code in Clojure or Smalltalk I don’t get to write an end to the method. When I compare the results I always get the urge to write one liner in Ruby. It sort-of works for simple code (notice that there is no semicolon):
For anything bigger than that one liner makes it harder to read. For those cases when one liner is not cutting it I would even agree to put a dot at the end to ease things up for parser (if that helps):