Background I've been to a few talks on SOLID before. Most of the principles seem pretty reasonable to me – but I've never "got" the open-closed principle (OCP from here on). At CodeMash this year, I mentioned this to the wonderful Cori Drew, who said that she'd been at a user group talk where she…
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