Ian Bicking: the old part of his blog

Invert this

Jimmy Nilsson asks What design pattern name would you like for your company? I like Inversion of Control -- though maybe that's a better name for a movement than a company ;)

(I once thought that Inversion of Control was a really good way to describe certain OO frameworks, but then I read up on it and now I have no idea what it's supposed to mean... sometimes patterns mystify me. Maybe I look for too much meaning in them -- I look for wisdom, where they are simply description)

Created 19 May '04
Modified 14 Dec '04


It's also known as the Dependency Inversion Principle[1]. Why we needed a new name for it, I don't know.

[1] http://www.objectmentor.com/publications/dip.pdf
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