[Catalyst] Re: Controllers vs Models
perrin at elem.com
Mon Jun 6 19:13:14 CEST 2005
On Mon, 2005-06-06 at 12:15 -0400, David Storrs wrote:
> > I disagree. I think the controller should control program flow in a
> > generic way, and that business logic is best factored out of it.
> Well, two thoughts here. First, I was talking about how the MVC
> pattern is usually presented in the literature. I believe you are
> talking about how you think the MVC pattern /should/ work.
Maybe we're just reading different literature, but I've usually seen MVC
described closer to the way he's talking about it, i.e. the controller
is a totally generic mechanism for turning mouse clicks into method
calls, and contains no "domain" knowledge at all. The idea that the
model is just a set of database access objects and that flow control
goes in the controller is a relatively recent change stemming from the
use in web apps.
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