Why people dislike global variables so much while I find them so convenient?

max haughton maxhaton at gmail.com
Wed Jan 26 15:10:44 UTC 2022

On Wednesday, 26 January 2022 at 08:02:33 UTC, rempas wrote:
> On Tuesday, 25 January 2022 at 12:56:00 UTC, max haughton wrote:
>> What I mean by outline (where global is the thing you don't 
>> like passing around) :
>>     ```d
>>     int foo(ref int global)
>>     {
>>         bar(global);
>>     }
>>     int bar(ref int global);
>>     ```
>>     the "outline" (a reduced call graph if you will) would be 
>> something like
>>     ```
>>     foo(ref int global)
>>       bar(global);
>>     ```
>>     if the code is small enough just post the code, I want to 
>> illuminate that if you have a bunch of parameters everywhere 
>> you might want to make it a member function instead.
> Oh, thanks for the explanation! No, the code is not small, it 
> is a bunch of functions that access them actually. What do you 
> mean with "member function". In a class?

If a class is reasonable, use a class, however if it's just some 
mutable state then use a struct since you don't need OOP

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