"Ara.T.Howard" <Ara.T.Howard / noaa.gov> wrote in message

news:Pine.LNX.4.62.0510060818160.2730 / harp.ngdc.noaa.gov...
> it's just my opinion, but i think this is clear as a whistle:
>
>      color 'blue'
>      width 42

It is clear. But by munging writer and reader into a single method, it makes
some kinds of manipulations of the methods difficult (e.g. programatically
generating synchronization based on readers and writers).