Talk:God object

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Not Enough to Wikify?[edit]

This article has a "Please wikify" template on it, but I don't see that there's enough to wikify here. The article is a stub; it doesn't naturally break down into any sub-sections, and no illustration ideas spring easily to mind. The only thing I can think of to add is perhaps a "See also" section, but it would simply point to anti-patterns and maybe object-oriented programming... both of which are already linked in the first paragraph.

How would we wikify this article?

Kai MacTane 02:33, 15 June 2006 (UTC)

Not Enough to Wikify?[edit]

Nice artical. There should be a reference to the big ball of mud:, because that's really what the God Object is

Big ball of mud is a much broader term than God object. The former refers to a system, the latter to a specific object or class. It is entirely possibly to have a BBoM that makes use of no God objects. Granted, there are some definate similarities, but personally I'm indifferent to mentioning it in this article. -19:45, 27 November 2007 (UTC)

Discussion point[edit]

Is a monolithic Kernel a God Object? If so, is that a bad thing?1Z 18:32, 29 January 2007 (UTC)

A good kernel is not monolitic, but is combined from subsystems and auxiliary libraries. Also, a good kernel does not give orders — it only receives and executes them (such a problem was avoided in linux kernel by migrating from initrd to initramfs [1]). So yes, an opaque kernel with obscure structure is a God Object and is a bad thing. — Vano 20:33, 24 September 2007 (UTC)